Windsor Announces PNC Bank As Presenting Sponsor For Seventh Biennial Windsor Charity Polo Cup
The Windsor Charitable Foundation board is pleased to announce the return of PNC Bank as the presenting sponsor for the 2024 Windsor Charity Polo Cup. Taking place Sat., Feb. 17, 2024, the Windsor Charity Polo Cup is recognized as the signature high-goal charity polo match of the Vero Beach season and has raised close to $2 million dollars for local and national non-profit organizations since its inception in 2012.
“The sport of polo is a significant part of Windsor’s heritage,” says Betsy Hanley, president of Windsor Real Estate, Inc. “We are proud to be hosting the much-anticipated Windsor Charity Polo Cup again next year, and to be supporting three very worthy local charitable organizations.”
Selected by the Windsor membership, the beneficiaries for the 2024 event are the Homeless Children’s Foundation of Indian River County, Ballet Vero Beach and the Indian River Land Trust. The charities selected all offer programs to support the basic, educational and enrichment needs of underprivileged children, and to protect the area’s land for the health and wellbeing of future generations. At the 2022 event alone, the polo cup raised $350,000 for two local charities, which is expected to be surpassed at this year’s event.
“PNC is proud to once again join the Windsor Charity Polo Cup in its efforts to make a meaningful impact on Vero Beach,” said Cressman Bronson, PNC regional president for Southeast Florida. “Through this event, we’re helping organizations that protect the natural resources of our community and support the people who call it home.”
Along with the world-class polo, the 2024 Windsor Charity Polo Cup will also showcase an array of interactive events and exhibitions. An elegant luncheon for 600 guests is planned, a themed tailgate celebration, specialty retail village with a wide array of shop selections, a luxury automobile concours and a high-end raffle.
Additionally, the corporate and luxury sponsors of the event include Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Audi of Melbourne, Jaeger-LeCoultre, L3Harris Technologies, Rehmann, CBRE Group, Inc., Seaman Schepps, JUSTIN Wines, Champagne Jeeper, Casa Dragones, Allen Brothers, Equestrian Living and Vero Beach Magazine. Members of the Windsor community are also generous contributors to the event as sponsors and donors.
The Windsor community will also be introducing its final phase of development this year. Stretching 47-acres along the Indian River Lagoon, the North Village will pay tribute to the existing homes on property while placing a heightened emphasis on sustainability and creating a thriving environment for years to come.
For the latest information on the 2024 Windsor Charity Polo Cup, please visit windsorcharitypolocup.com.
About Windsor and the Windsor Charitable Foundation:
Established in 1989, Windsor is a private residential sporting club community spanning 472 acres of lush barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida. In the early 1990s, W. Galen Weston and the Hon. Hilary M. Weston of Toronto, Canada visited South Florida in search of a winter home for themselves and their children. In Vero Beach they became enchanted by a property that over the next decades would become a cherished home, passion project and ultimately a critically acclaimed residential community. Windsor was designed by renowned town planners Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk in the New Urbanism style of residential living. It offers public and community spaces framed by timeless architecture and landscape design that celebrates its tropical and unspoiled setting. Windsor is comprised of 350 homesites in various styles, including village homes, cottages and country estates, all remarkable for their signature Anglo-Caribbean architecture and gracious living. Residents enjoy privacy and seclusion combined with the finest amenities, exemplary services and sporting activities. windsorflorida.com
Windsor Charitable Foundation
The Windsor Charitable Foundation’s primary goal is to use the power of philanthropy to change people’s lives and improve the local community. The Foundation raises funds from within the Windsor community, and through fundraising events for the purpose of making grants to fund programs offered by local charitable organizations. Primarily, grants are awarded to support basic human needs such as food, shelter, assistance with disabilities and health issues, children’s education, medical research, protecting the environment and animal advocacy. In addition, the Foundation provides support to Windsor Properties and Club employees experiencing unforeseen hardship. windsorflorida.com/foundation
About the 2024 Presenting Sponsor and Event Beneficiaries:
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. pnc.com.
Homeless Children’s Foundation of Indian River County
The Homeless Children’s Foundation of Indian River County (HCF) funds year-round enrichment activities for local homeless children, including after-school programs and summer camp. Founded by Windsor Members in 2015, HCF now serves 375 children annually. Prior to HCF’s existence, most children were left in cars or motels so their parents could work. The support HCF provides assists the entire family unit: children are provided programs which open doors of opportunity, meanwhile parents can work additional hours, save, and come out of homelessness. hcfirc.com.
Ballet Vero Beach
Ballet Vero Beach (BVB) challenges the notion of what an arts organization is capable of. The company not only presents a full season of the highest quality productions but has received international attention for its education and community engagement efforts. Fostering a love of our natural world, ensuring access to the arts for all, and combating the early literacy crisis for the children of Indian River County are just some of the ways BVB leverages dance to effect positive change. balletverobeach.org
Indian River Land Trust
The Indian River Land Trust (IRLT) has protected more than 1,200 acres of environmentally sensitive land throughout Indian River County, including 12 miles of Indian River Lagoon shoreline. IRLT remains focused on preserving wildlife habitat, protecting scenic waterfront, and providing access to nature for the public. For nearly a decade, IRLT has partnered with a variety of organizations to provide local youth groups and students with unique educational and research opportunities to engage in nature on IRLT properties. www.irlt.org