Written By: Alex Ingram
On July 31st, VIC headed back to Myopia Polo Club for the third annual “VIC at Myopia Polo” event. This event, held in support of our research to advance cures for cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases, brought together young professionals from around New England for an afternoon of polo, cocktails and charity. Despite the chance of inclement weather, the event sold out to nearly 200 attendees for the third year in a row. Guests dressed their finest to vie for a chance to win the much-talked-about “best dressed” award – a competition that was nearly to close to call!
As the doors opened to the event, the skies cleared and attendees sipped cocktails and watched Team USPA take on South America in a high-speed, 16-goal polo exhibition match. While the match was a tie, the game was a fury of breakaways and jaw-dropping skill shots, delighting the veteran and first-time attendees in the crowd alike. This match, now known as the Will Tankard Memorial, was held in memory of Will Tankard, a young man and talented polo player who grew up playing at the club.
We’d like to thank our sponsors – 90+ Cellars, Lila Wines, Turkey Shore Distillery, Downeast Cider, Carol Bruce, Wendy Drinkwater and Rick Salter – for making such a day memorable. We’d also like to thank Alex Ingram and the VICtors youth board for their assistance in putting together this wonderful event. Finally, we’d like to thank all of our attendees for showing up in support of VIC – we can’t wait to see you all next year!
In case you missed them, you can see all the photos from the event here.