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The Colleton Center, Limehouse Family to host fifth annual Polo for the Point

The fifth annual Polo for the Point will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Proceeds will benefit The Colleton Center and be used to continue the preservation and restoration of the 700 seat performing arts auditorium.

This benefit polo match, hosted by the Limehouse family, will be held at the Limehouse Polo Grounds on Highway 15 N, 2701 Jefferies Highway, approximately 7 miles from Walterboro. Buck Limehouse says the family enjoys hosting this unique event.

“It’s always special when a benefit becomes a win-win situation. The match not only serves as a wonderful fundraiser for the preservation of the Colleton Center, which is open to all citizens, but is a positive image for our community. The event also connects the horse industry, which has also been a major economic driver for areas such as Camden and Aiken.

According to co-chairpersons Kathie Smith and Linda Kelly, the gates will open at 12:00 noon, with pre-game activities beginning at 1:00 pm. The benefit game will be held at 2:00 pm. Activities during the day will also include best tailgate and best hat contests, a children’s chukker, and other children’s activities, a foxhunting demonstration by the Lowcountry Hunt, and the traditional stomping of the divots. Several levels of sponsorships, including preferred parking and space, tickets, and advertising in the program, are available. General admission (in advance and at the gate) is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. This event is open to the public.

Tickets are available in Walterboro at Griffin Jewelers, Downtown Books & Espresso, the Artisans Center, Colleton’s Fine Clothing, The Colleton Center (494 Hampton St), or at the gate on October 27.

According to Kathie Smith, Chair of the Colleton Center Board of Directors, Polo for the Point netted about $10,000 at last year’s event, and they are hoping this year will bring even more donations and participation. “With the proceeds from our 2012 Polo for the Point, we replaced the roof on the backstage of our auditorium, a much needed repair!”

The Colleton Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide for the preservation and renovation of the historic Hampton Street Elementary School and for the development of an arts and civic center. Beginning in 2006, the Colleton County Courthouse created a temporary facility within the School, investing over $1,000,000 in infrastructure and interior space restoration. The Center then launched a capital campaign, which raised over $2,000,000 in grants, donations, pledges and in-kind contributions, which made additional major renovations possible.

“This event is open to one and all and we invite you to join us for a fun and relaxing Sunday afternoon of polo festivities” Smith says.

For more information on Polo for the Point and the Colleton Center, please contact the Colleton Center office at P.O. Box 468, Walterboro, SC, 29488, (843) 549-8360, or [email protected]