For the third year in a row, Nissan will present Chukkers for Charity, a polo game and outdoor event held in Franklin, Tenn. Roldan, a world-class polo player and one of Town & Country’s Top 50 Bachelors will be a highlight of the September 12th, 2015 event.
Chukkers returns for the 19th year to raise funds and awareness for the Rochelle Center and Saddle Up! This year the honorary co-chairs are Lexie Armstrong and Cathy Brown, and Patron Party co-chairs are Mary Kate Brown, Lisa McInturff, and Kim Williams. Auto Week is also a returning sponsor for the event as well as Lipman Brothers.
The featured celebrity player this year is Nic Roldan. He has become an icon in the exciting world of international, high-goal polo. He’s named one of the highest ranked players in the United States today and is dubbed as one of Vanity Fair’s 10 Hottest Horsemen.
The event will also feature a vintage car show parade during half time, a silent auction and tailgating competition. The theme, selected by the co-chairs, is “Vintage French Circus.” Guests are encouraged to participate in celebrating the theme through the décor of their individual cabana tailgating headquarters, which will include black and white stripes with a pop of red.
The gates for the event will open at 1 p.m. for tailgaters and 2 p.m. for general patrons. The opening ceremony will be held at 2:45 p.m. with the polo match beginning around 3 p.m. Following the polo match, the Patrons’ Dinner will begin at 6:15 p.m.
Tickets for Fieldside Patron Tables are available for $2,000 per table of 10. Standard Patron Tables are available for $1,750 per table of 10 or $175 per individual ticket. Tailgating cabanas are available for $300, which includes six armbands and a cabana, two additional wristbands per cabana available for $50 apiece. To purchase tickets, please visit www.chukkersforcharity.net/events-tickets/.
Chukkers for Charity is hosted by Lee Ann and Orrin Ingram at Riverview Farm at 1475 Moran Road in Franklin, Tenn. For more information, call 615-794-1150 ex. 32.
Additional sponsors for this event are Kings’ Chapel Community, The Andrews Agency, Associated Terminals/Turn Services, SilverPointe Properties, YOUR Williamson, Jack Daniel Distillery, Ingram Entertainment, Inc., Nashville Geek, Williamson Source, Limestone Title, Publix Supermarket Charities, Inc. and AshBlue.
ABOUT ROCHELLE CENTER
In 1968, long time area educator W.R. Rochelle, began the foundation for the agency to offer supports for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. These supports would enhance skills necessary for these individuals to become as independent as possible in our community. Today’s Rochelle Center continues that mission with on-campus day programming in addition to residential services. For more information, call 601.254.0673 or visit www.rochellecenter.org.
ABOUT SADDLE UP!
The mission of Saddle Up! is to provide children and youth with disabilities the opportunity to grow and develop through therapeutic, educational and recreational activities with horses. Saddle Up! has served more than 1,300 children with disabilities, provided more than
50,000 hours of services, and cared for more than 130 noble horse since incorporating in 1991. Saddle Up! offers recreational therapeutic riding, physical and occupational therapy (called hippotherapy), a school-based equine assisted learning program, the Saddle Up! Equestrian Club, and workshops/seminars. More than 500 volunteers gave over 17,000 hours of service in 2014. Saddle Up! is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredit Center and the only member center in Tennessee of the American Hippotherapy Association. For more information, please visit www.saddleupnashville.org