FB Hart Tournament
|May 3, 2023||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
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Here’s a little more information about the FB Hart tournament from a press release that I wrote and submitted to our local newspaper. Because the event has passed, I’ve taken out some of the contact information etc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Local Polo Club Hosts USPA Women’s Tournament in Yuba City, CA
Yuba City, CA – The Aggie Polo Club at UC Davis is excited to announce the upcoming FB Hart Memorial Women’s Tournament, hosted by the Sutter Buttes Polo Club on April 29th and 30th. This United States Polo Association tournament is a fundraiser for the Aggie Polo Club and is open to women polo players of all abilities. The public is welcome to come and watch the sport of kings played by students and members of the Yuba-Sutter community and surrounding areas.
The event features polo for all ages and levels, including teams from UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, Stanford, Menlo Park, Gilroy, and Oakdale. The tournament is named in honor of Leone (Mrs. F.B.) Hart, an accomplished woman polo player who was inducted into the Sacramento Athletic Hall of Fame for her achievements playing polo. She was also a strong supporter of UC Davis polo and provided polo ponies and practice facilities for the UC Davis team. This tournament is held in her honor.
“We are thrilled to host the FB Hart Memorial Women’s Tournament and continue to honor the legacy of Mrs. FB Hart, a trailblazer in women’s polo,” said Maya Tantuwaya, president of the Aggie Polo Club. “This tournament not only provides an opportunity to showcase women’s polo but also supports our club’s mission of promoting polo and expanding the sport in the region.”
Bonnie Magill of the Sutter Buttes Polo Club provides a practice facility for the Aggie polo club and has coached the team to two Western Division II Intercollegiate Championships in the last two years. She also coaches the local high school I/I team, and provides polo lessons to people of all ages and skill levels, helping to grow the sport of polo in the Yuba-Sutter Region.
“We are proud to support the polo at UC Davis and the FB Hart Memorial Women’s Tournament,” said Bonnie Magill. “This tournament is an excellent opportunity for lady polo players of all abilities to compete and for the public to watch some exciting polo matches. We hope to see everyone there!”
The FB Hart Memorial Women’s Tournament will take place on April 29 and 30, 2023. For more information on the tournament and available business sponsorships through Sutter Buttes polo club, please contact Bonnie Magill (Note: email and phone number redacted, if a blog reader is interested, please send me a message). The Aggie Polo at UC Davis is 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to providing a place for equitable polo and promoting the sport in the region. For more information or to make a donation, please visit davisaggiepolo.com.