THE MANY HATS CHARITY POLO INVITATIONAL TO BENEFIT COMPANY E Special Event will showcase a polo match, Company E dance demonstration, silent & live auction, impromptu artist painting, divot stomping for fans of all ages
The Many Hats Institute has partnered with Summerhill Polo to host a “Hats on for
Charity” event on Saturday, June 10 from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Summerhill Field,
18411 Beallsville Rd., Poolesville, MD. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit
Company E’s Capital Dance Program, which is a daytime, in-school program for
Elementary and Middle School students, focused on creating an opportunity of “youth-
at-risk” students to experience, explore and seek dance as a passion and potentially as a
career. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.summerhillpolo.com.
Children 14 and under are FREE. Please use discount code CuzEvents2017 for
10% off your ticket price!
A pre-event party will begin at 3:00 p.m. at Darlington House in Dupont Circle featuring
drink specials and bus transportation to the field. The gates will open at 4:30 p.m. for
those that prefer to drive and park at the field. Attendees can enjoy food, snacks and
beverages that will be available for purchase from Peruvian Brothers food truck. Throughout
the evening there will a contest with prizes for “Best Hat.” Company E dancers will kick
off the evening with an exhibition dance, and the Polo Match will begin around 6:00
p.m. At halftime spectators are invited to take part in the traditional champagne divot
stomp on the field, to replace the grass divots turned over by the horses during play.
Also, noted artist Timoteo Murphy from R Space Collection will create an impromptu
painting on the field which will then be featured as part of the live auction. Silent
auction items will include autographed jerseys, sporting tickets, vacation getaways,
distillery tours and numerous other collectibles.
Competing in the charity match will be Charlie Muldoon, whose history includes the U.S.
Polo Open, the FIP World Polo Championship, the Geneva Open, and the East Coast
Open. As head coach of the U.S Polo team, Charlie led the team to the semifinals of the
2011 FIP World Polo Championship in San Luis, Argentina. He is currently the Executive
Director of the U.S Polo Association’s Umpires, LLC., and he also serves as Governor at
Large of the U.S. Polo Association.
“This is the perfect opportunity for those that have never witnessed a game of polo to
venture out to Poolesville. You will get a warm welcome, enjoy a family friendly event,
and support a great cause in a beautiful location just 45 minutes from DC, “said Charlie
About Many Hats Institute
Founded in 1999 by Fabian Koss, the Many Hats Institute (MHI) is a non profit dedicated
to improving the conditions for children and youth worldwide. MHI takes advantage of
the many hats that people wear or have the potential to wear. The strategy of the
institute is to leverage time, talent, and resources from the “Many Hatters” from around
the world. The ultimate objective is empowerment-empowerment of youth and
empowerment of the people who want to help youth, as quickly as possible in as many
places as possible.
About Summerhill Polo
Located only 30 miles away from Washington, D.C., Summerhill Polo was originally
founded in a partnership with Potomac Polo as a training center for elite polo players
looking to train with Charlie Muldoon. Over the past 17 years it’s established itself
as Southern Maryland’s premier polo destination, and today it’s open to the public.
About Company E
Company E builds its art through engagement with the diplomatic missions from nations
around the globe, all based in Washington, DC, seeking out the greatest choreographic
talent at work today, with an emphasis on the next generation of brilliant, cutting edge
choreography, and with the US missions abroad to present that work on the
To learn more visit www.summerhillpolo.com or call Dario Sotomayor at 915-276- 1836.