Spotlight: Polo for the cure

Courtesy Teens for the Cure Triangle to the Coast

Courtesy Teens for the Cure Triangle to the Coast

by Jessie Ammons

Enjoy a stately Sunday afternoon at the polo field on February 7 and help raise money for breast cancer research at the same time. The charity event is the brainchild of Ravenscroft sophomore Lily Sykes and the organization she founded, Teens for the Cure Triangle to the Coast, an affiliate of Susan G. Komen. The group of middle- and high-schoolers raise money and awareness for breast cancer research – last year’s prom fashion show at Saks Fifth Avenue was a success.

On February 7, the nonprofit will team up with Triangle Area Polo Club to host the match indoors at the Hunt Horse Complex. Fancy hats and traditional polo attire is suggested; so is the wearing of pink in support of breast cancer research. Catering by Ladyfingers is included in the price of a table, and 75 percent of funds raised will be donated to cancer research in North Carolina. Tables can be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one.

2 – 5 p.m.; $15 or $150 for a table; 1025 Blue Ridge Road, enter from Trinity Road;, search for Teens for the Cure polo match