The Chukka Foundation and Hanover Charities were delighted to announce that their 10th Polo Charity Event, held this past February, was a record breaking success! The event included a beautiful neon coloured theme, surrounded by entertainment and fun, thrilling polo matches, a delicious high tea, flowing bars, elegant ladies modeling hats, lively music, glamorous car displays. We welcomed our philanthropic guests, sponsors, and volunteers who came to celebrate a wonderful purpose!

Thanks to our Polo Charity Event, the Chukka Foundation and Hanover Charities are able to support our communities by implementing projects in our schools, healthcare facilities, and by providing scholarships from the proceeds. We will continue to be able to make a positive impact, and assist our community members in reaching their full potential.

The Polo Charity event is recognized as the signature charity polo match of the season. This year, we had the distinct pleasure of hosting the Newport RI team alongside our local players, making this signature event a global affair.

However, none of this would have been possible without the support of our sponsors. Thank you ever so much! It was the most successful of our charity events, as we had the most sponsors, volunteers and funds raised to date. We grossed US$75,000.00, ($35,000 more than last year) which will make a large impact on the quality of life of our communities. We recognize that our increased focus on sponsorship played a large role in our ability to reach these goals. As charity foundations, we both recognize the power of a group effort in making a considerable difference in the world, as well as the mutual benefits of sponsorship.

As everyone has become more connected and has access to more information than ever before, our charities can more easily engage the public with our missions. The accessibility of information has raised awareness around the world about social, political, and environmental issues, has educated more people about the nuances of these issues, and has helped consumers to recognize the power of their dollars in this corporate and capital driven world.

In fact, recent studies have suggested that millennials have driven the social responsibility movement, with 70% of them reporting that they’ll spend more with brands that support causes. Given that millennials represent $2.45 trillion in spending power, the notion of “giving back” may be very powerful for company’s sales, not to mention, its overall purpose.

Corporate donations are a great way to help nonprofit organizations that matter to you, your employees, and your community. They allow companies to take an active interest in their communities, which results in a boost of employee morale, increased employee involvement in the company, and a positive general attitude amongst co-workers. Charitable sponsorship is a great way to do good in your communities. Donations to events and charities which mirror your own company’s goals show your current and future clients that you really care about your business and community.

Chukka Caribbean Adventures has always had deep roots in our local communities. Through the Chukka Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Chukka, our community involvement extends far and wide. We have partnered with Hanover Charities in the shared cause of helping our communities, schools and health centres. Across all three countries (Jamaica, Belize and Grand Turks), we are dedicated to achieving immediate and lasting changes to the lives of children, youth, the elderly and families in their local communities. As the largest nature adventure tour operator in the Caribbean, we have developed a unique capacity to integrate our communities into our guest experiences in a meaningful way.

We hope that all of our sponsors continue to feel positive about the impact of their contributions. Today, we are pleased to announce that the Chukka Foundation and Hanover Charities are making a joint donation to the Cancer Care Centre at Cornwall Regional Hospital. This donation is inspired by the life and memory of Roy Ten Fah who dedicated his time and effort to the success of Hanover Charities, and all of our many loved ones who have been affected by cancer. The CRH Cancer Care Centre needs support to provide patients with the highest quality care, and we are pleased to be making our contribution through essential life-saving equipment.

A heartfelt thank you to our team of volunteers, our sponsors, and our supporters. We are looking forward to an even more successful Polo Charity Event on Sunday, 16th 2020!