Collaborate for Sweet Success

Polo in the Pines is October 13 & 14

Article by Sue G. Collins

Photography by Fredrik Brauer and provided

Originally published in Alpharetta Lifestyle

While a grass roots idea plants the seed, it is through the power of partnerships we discover our true potential.  

Tina Fowler, Polo in the Pines founder, has joyfully embraced this idea, nurturing a passion project into a viable and successful fundraising legacy.

May 3, 2017 was a groundbreaking day as Polo in the Pines partnered with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  The Sharon McCollum Knight, Polo in the Pines Pediatric Cancer Research Fund was established to fund critical research at the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorder’s Center of Children’s and Polo in the Pines leaders began the journey with Children’s for a deeper understanding of the needs of serving the mission to fund research.  “We had a goal to find tangible results in the shortest amount of time,” said Tina. 

“Tobey J. MacDonald MD, Director of the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorder’s Center Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program, introduced us to personalized precision medicine for children with brain tumors through scientific collaboration.” 

For more information about this program please visit CHOA.org/braintumor.

Tickets to Polo in the Pines, October 13 and 14 are still available, with Saturday’s high style luncheon and silent auction and Sunday’s more casual Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival, where families and friends are invited for more polo, brunch tastings and fellowship at the delightful Atlanta Regional Polo Center. Sunday chefs from these favorite restaurants will be bringing their best brunch bite for guests: Davios, Pastria, Under the Cork Tree, Lucky’s Burgers and Brew, Ormsby’s , Murph’s, Dantanna’s, 1 Kept, The Mill, and Lielby’s.

Meet Polo in the Pines 2018 team of leaders -  Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Development Officers: Melisa Morrow & Angie Duprey; Event Chairs: Tina & Matt Fowler; Honorary Co-Chairs: Marie & Brad Foster; Legacy Luncheon Co-Host: Colleen & Tom Sullivan;  Board Leaders: Heather Mannik, Susan Matray, Todd Williams, Nikki Butler, Jamie Brewer; Community Leaders: Corinne Martin, JoAnn Payne, Sandy Vlajk, Rebecca Wiggins, Callie Walker, Katie Gatewood, Karol Butler, Joey Butler, Morgan Fowler, Abby Barnett, Elizabeth Melton, Malika Bowling, Leigh Buono, Tori Hampton;  Celebrity Ambassador: Lara Lyn Carter, Lila Sullivan, Saville Sullian and Stephanie Zimmerman; Event Producer: Sean O’Keefe; Polo Coordinator: Jolie Liston, Atlanta Regional Polo Center

The Power of Partnerships continues through our Polo in the Pines 2018 Sponsors and Business Partners:  Georgia Water & Fire Restoration, Merrill Lynch, Engineering & Equipment Company, Summer Classics Home, Atlanta Tent Rental, Mahalo Marketing, Kendra Scott, Chocolate Mountain USA, Tootsies Atlanta, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (Atlanta Chapter), Cheever Home Team, Caris Eye Centers, Automated Lifestyles, The Selling Sisters of Hughey & Neuman, Butler Pools, R. Designs Interiors. Events, Familius Publishing, WALB Albany, Stephen Gainous-State Farm Agent, Thomasville National Bank, Sean O’Keefe Events, Tito’s Vodka, Four Roses Bourbon, Louis Pommery Champagne, Duckhorn Wine and our proud media sponsor Lifestyle Publications.

Saturday restaurant partner: Capital Grille

Live Entertainment: Kinchafoonee Cowboys, Grand Ville Band and Jay Memory

Tickets, Sponsorship and Donations, CHOA.org/PoloInThePines

See you there!

Atlanta Regional Polo Center

4563 Polo Lane, Atlanta, GA 30339

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