Cincinnati Children’s became a part of Chris’ family’s life just after his wife gave birth to their daughter, Adeline. She was born prematurely and diagnosed with a deadly virus. Adeline spent three weeks in our Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after her liver failed and her brain started bleeding.
Thanks to the world-class care she received at Cincinnati Children’s, Adeline is now an adorable 2-year-old and is doing very well. She continues to see specialists at the medical center through the High Risk Follow-Up Clinic. The clinic cares for babies treated in the NICU during the first years of their lives to ensure they have the best possible chance for a healthy future.
Chris and his family wanted to give back to the medical center, so they decided to plan a charity polo match through Cincinnati Children’s Giving Hope Program. The third annual event will be held Saturday, August 27, and all proceeds from ticket sales, concessions and sponsors will be donated to the Perinatal Institute.
“I can’t tell you what Cincinnati Children’s has done for us,” Chris says. “They saved our daughter. We could not be more grateful – we were just looking for a way to give back.”
Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the players and horses, as well as community members who want to support Cincinnati Children’s.
In addition to supporting the medical center, Chris and his family were excited to bring polo back to Cincinnati. “Back in the ’70s, ’80s, even early ’90s, polo was popular in this city,” Chris says. “It’s a lot of fun – it’s a great sport and there’s the social part of it. We’ll have VIP tents with alcohol, a silent auction, a divot stomp at halftime; there’s going to be something for everyone.”
To learn more, or purchase tickets, visit www.poloforbabies.com.