Pink in Abundance at 3rd Annual Gateway to Hope Polo Match July 29

July 12, 2017 3:08 pm

ST. LOUIS (July 12, 2017) — The color pink will be prevalent when the ball drops, the horses gallop off and the divots start flying at the third annual Gateway to Hope Polo Match on Sat., July 29, at McGehee Polo Field at Spirit Valley Farms (17899 Wild Horse Creek Rd.) in Chesterfield.

All proceeds from the event will benefit women in Missouri and parts of Illinois currently being treated for breast cancer who are underinsured or lack financial resources.

Since 2015, the event has raised more than $68,000 for the organization, critical funding that has helped ease the financial burden and relieve the stress associated with undergoing breast cancer treatment.

“We encourage first-time spectators, as well as polo enthusiasts, to join us on behalf of our patients in need who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer. It’s a day full of excitement and all things pink,” said Dawn Van Houten, executive director of Gateway to Hope. “This is a disease that affects everyone, regardless of income, gender or insurance coverage. The diagnosis, in and of itself, is significant not only for the patient, but for their spouse, children, parents and co-workers.”

Gates open at 3 p.m. and the match begins at 4 p.m. Patrons may purchase tickets at any one of three levels:

  • General Admission ($25/carload)
  • Tailgate Parking ($50 /carload)
  • VIP Tent ($70/adult, $25/child; food and beverages included).

Beverages will be available for purchase onsite for general admission and tailgate attendees, though in the spirit of tradition, patrons are allowed to bring their own. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact Tracy Gellman at 314-569-1113 ( or visit General admission tickets will also be available for purchase that day. Diane Gantner, senior vice president of Community Markets, Associated Bank, is the event chairperson. Event sponsors include Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Roman Consulting and Musick Construction Co.

About Gateway To Hope
Founded in 2005 by Dr. David Caplin, a plastic/reconstructive surgeon, and Dr. Marlys Schuh, an oncologic breast surgeon, Gateway to Hope has secured comprehensive care and provided financial assistance to uninsured or underinsured individuals in need who have been diagnosed with or are at high risk for developing breast cancer. More than 1,000 women have received services ranging from financial assistance with mortgage and utility payments to the full spectrum of surgical and medical care. Through corporate and private sector donations, the Gateway to Hope Insurance Premium Program was initiated in 2015.

For more information – Website: Gateway to Hope – A Breast Cancer Lifeline: 314-569-1113 Facebook: Instagram: /gatewaytohope Twitter: @gthstl.