Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 05, 2014
Since its inception in 1983, Family House has provided affordable and convenient accommodations for patients and their families who are receiving medical treatment at Pittsburgh-area hospitals. Each year more than 14,000 families from all over the country and even the world, stay at Family House’s four locations in the Oakland-Shadyside area.
Family House, the nation’s largest healthcare hospitality house, and Fifth Third Bank are hosting the 31st annual Family House Polo Match at Hartwood Acres on Saturday September 6th.
The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with tailgating, a silent auction and children’s activities. At noon, the Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Virginia International Polo Club and their competitor, the #1 Cochran Potomac Polo Club, warm up and demonstrate polo shots for those new to the sport. The opening ceremonies start at 1pm followed by the match at 1:30 p.m. At half-time, guests will be invited onto the field to stomp the divots to the playing of “Pretty Woman.” At the conclusion of the match, the Fifth Third Bank Cup and Hefren-Tillotson Best Playing Pony awards are handed out.
The day-long fun also features an on-field vintage car display and activities in the Children’s Tent, such as face painting, finger casting and games. Spectators can look forward to browsing the boutiques and purchasing food and beverages in the Sip, Savor & Shop tent featuring local restaurant Donato’s, Grey Goose Vodka, Pittsburgh Brewing Company and Narcisi Winery.
Each year this Pittsburgh tradition attracts more than 2,000 spectators. Family House Polo is one of the most successful polo fundraisers in the world, raising more than $7 million in the event’s 30-year history.
New this year, patrons will have the option to purchase individual general admission tickets. Also, e-ticketing through ShowClix will allow for last-minute pre-event ticket purchases, which has not been available in the past. Ticket packages range from $75 for individuals to $1,200 for groups of 20. To purchase tickets, call 1-888-71-TICKETS or visit http://www.showclix.com/FHPolo.
Family House and Fifth Third Bank invite all to join them for a fun day of sport, activities, entertainment and refreshments while raising funds for Pittsburgh’s “Home Away from Home.” For more information on Family House please visit http://www.familyhouse.org.