TEAM UP FOR TONY SEKERA!
Life has changed in so many ways during the past year. When you have cheerleaders, a positive attitude, and support from so many … good things are going to happen!
It’s just past the one year mark when Tony had a devastating fall from his polo pony that resulted in a severe spinal cord injury. With no movement of his limbs, the future was hard to envision. It took months of skilled care and rehab, with many adjustments along the way, before he could return home last December. Throughout everything, however, Tony has remained positive and goal oriented while his team of physicians, therapists, family and friends continue to cheer him on.
Today, Tony continues extensive therapy at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab DayRehab and his hard work to regain some muscle movement in his arms is paying off. One of his greatest accomplishments is the ability to operate the toggle on his power chair by moving his arm. This has given him some hard-earned freedom and independence. Tony also has learned to guide his caregivers in ways to assist him and his therapists remain optimistic that he can continue to make positive progress.
Still, Tony’s challenges are many. He requires a caregiver 24/7, as well as specialized nursing care and equipment, making his daily care and support needs very costly.
Tony has a zest for life that inspires those who know and are around him. He continues to show his positive attitude and determination and is grateful for the generous support of family and friends who continue to stand by him. How can you not want to Team Up for Tony and cheer him on!
To donate to towards Tony's therapy and caregiving, please click below and thank you for your generosity.
Tony Sekera defending Samantha Falbe in the 2016 Commander's Cup
Jim Drury, Jason Wales, Tomas Obregon, Tony Sekera, Reute Butler and Jorie Butler Kent winning the 2016 Butler Challenge Cup
2ND ANNUAL "TEAM UP FOR TONY" CHARITY MATCH
Oak Brook Polo Club will host the second annual “Team Up for Tony” benefit match on Sunday, September 16that 1:00 p.m. at the Prince of Wales Field (2606 York Road). The event is an all field-side tailgate, ticketed fundraiser to help support Oak Brook Polo friend and fellow teammate Tony Sekera, who suffered a devastating fall from his polo pony in June 2017.
Attendees are invited to bring their own picnic and beverages while enjoying a game of high goal polo. All proceeds will be donated to the Sekera family to support Tony’s 24/7 long-term care, therapy andspecialized nursing equipment. Last year’s event raised over $25,000.
“Team Up for Tony” will take place after the last match of the International Cup Series but before the USPA Board of Governors match. Gates open at 12:00 p.m. and tailgate parking will be on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are $40 for Saddle Club (VIP) Seating, $30 per tailgate spot or $10 for general admission (lawn seating) / field parking and are available at www.oakbrookpoloclub.com. For general information and parking directions, please call 630.368.5095.