Crouse Health Foundation’s 4th annual Crouse Health Polo for Preemies was held on Sunday, July 28th at the Skaneateles Polo Club. More than 1,500 enjoyed the beautiful afternoon as the Howard Hanna Real Estate Services team won the polo match over the AXA Advisors team for the 2nd year in a row. Nearly $50,000 in net proceeds will benefit Crouse Health’s Baker Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Pre-match festivities began at 1 p.m. for guests to socialize and enjoy musical entertainment by The Mere Mortals. Family-friendly activities included pony rides, face painting, bounce houses, arts & crafts, and lawn games. Chances to win were offered throughout the afternoon featuring our popular Needle-in-the-Haystack with contestants vying for a one-of-a-kind pendant donated by Egon Ehrlinspiel Jewelers. Delicious food and beverages were available from Gannon’s Isle Ice Cream, Limp Lizard BBQ and Toss ‘n’ Fire Wood-Fired Pizza. The polo match began at 3 p.m.
NewsChannel 9’s “Bridge Street” host Sistina Giordina served as program emcee expressing her gratitude as the mother of a former Crouse NICU infant. Onondaga Community College student and Crouse NICU graduate Caitlin Berry helped open the afternoon by singing the National Anthem. “America’s Most Wanted” creator and host John Walsh participated on the winning polo team with Skaneateles Polo Field host Marty Cregg.
Crouse Health Polo for Preemies proceeds will support the care of the region’s premature and critically-ill newborns at Crouse Health’s Baker Regional NICU. These “Little Fighters” receive exceptional care from a dedicated, expert staff of neonatologists, nurses and pediatric specialists at the highest level NICU in our 14-county region.
For more information and inquiries about our 2020 Crouse Health Polo for Preemies, please contact Phyllis Devlin in the Foundation office at 315-470-7008.