DRAKE CHALLENGE CUP
TEAM UP FOR TONY
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
(NOTE TIME CHANGE)
MATCH & EVENT INFORMATION
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 2021
EVENT UPDATE: In response to likely afternoon thunderstorms and other weather variables affecting player and pony safey, we will be hosting one (1) 12-Goal, 6-Chukker Polo Match beginning at 2:00 PM CST.
As a result, gates will open to the public at 12:00 PM, as well as shuttle service to and from the Drake Oak Brook Hotel (2301 York Rd., Oak Brook, IL 60523).
Named after The Drake Oak Brook Hotel, this beautiful brass trophy has been played for since 1964 by some of the most celebrated polo players in American history during the Club's glory days.
Sunday's match will host the 5th Annual "Team Up For Tony" Benefit Polo Tournament Finals for our friend and teammate, Tony Sekera. In early June of 2017, during a solo stick and ball practice, Tony suffered a devastating spinal cord injury that has left him thus far paralyzed below his shoulders. As a result, Tony will always have to rely on 24/7 nursing care.
The event will now host one Championship match featuring local and out-of-state teams and players. Proceeds collected from the benefit match will be given to the Sekera family for the care of Tony Sekera and intensive therapy. Cash and check donations will be collected at the polo match or donations can be sent via Zelle to: TeamUpForTony@gmail.com.
Gates Open: 12:00 PM
Polo Match & Festivities: 2:00 PM
12-Goal Match: 2:00 PM
Post-Match Ceremony: 4:30 PM
Polo on the Patio: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
OAK BROOK POLO CLUB
#1 Mariano Gutierrez (4)
#2 Tomas "Toto" Obregon (4)
#3 Horacio Onetto (4)
#4 Jim Drury (0)
All of Oak Brook Polo's are in association with tournament competition. Match-ups for Sunday's event won't be determine until 1-3 days prior to the scheduled match.
ACTIVITIES & PEFORMANCES
Best Hat Contest
Best Tailgate Contest
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