Inaugural ‘Pony Up For A Cause’ Polo Tournament to Benefit Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities

ATLANTA, August 30, 2016 – Atlanta Area BMW Centers will present the inaugural Pony Up For A Cause polo tournament benefiting Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (Atlanta RMHC) on September 18, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Atlanta Polo Club. Proceeds will support the operations of Atlanta’s two Ronald McDonald Houses.

The event will feature delicious cuisine, cocktails, family activities, entertainment, contests and a live and silent auction. General admission tickets are $100 each and include food and specialty drink offers on site. Sponsorships are also available. To register or learn more visit: www.ponyupforacause.org.

Atlanta Area BMW Centers, the title sponsor of Pony Up For A Cause, have partnered with Atlanta RMHC for more than nine years. Through the annual BMW raffle, the local BMW Centers have helped raise $1.2 million to advance Atlanta RMHC’s mission to nurture the health and well-being of children and families.

Randy and Heather Pullen are founders of Pony Up For A Cause Inc., a charitable non-profit. As avid polo players, the Pullens are proud to present the inaugural Pony Up For A Cause fundraiser to benefit families of sick and injured children.

“We are thrilled to host this inaugural Pony Up For A Cause event benefiting Atlanta RMHC,” Pullen said. “We hope the community will join us in this great opportunity to have fun, enjoy a great sport and give back to a wonderful cause!”

“We are very grateful to the Pullens and the generous event sponsors: Atlanta Area BMW Centers, Northside Hospital, Comcast Spotlight, Atlanta Regional Polo Center, and RMS Automotive for their outstanding support for our mission. This unique event will showcase the generosity of the Atlanta community and will truly make a difference for the families who call our Houses home,” said Beth Howell, President & CEO of Atlanta RMHC.

 

About Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing the health and well-being of children and families.
The Ronald McDonald House helps keep families close to their children receiving specialized treatment at local hospitals, allowing the caregivers to spend more time with their child and interact with their medical team. The two Atlanta Houses have provided a “home-away-from-home” to more than 46,000 families of ill and injured children since the first Atlanta House opened in 1979.

At the Ronald McDonald House, families can enjoy many of the comforts of home, receive nourishing meals prepared and served by volunteers and obtain emotional support through contact with other families experiencing similar situations.  No family is turned away if they cannot afford the small $20 requested contribution and many of these families stay at the Ronald McDonald House for weeks, and sometimes months, while their children receive medical treatment. For more information, visit www.armhc.org, follow Atlanta RMHC on Twitter (@ARMHC) or like Atlanta RMHCon Facebook (Facebook.com/Atlanta RMHC).

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