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Harvest Cup Polo Classic


The Harvest Cup Polo Classic has been a well-loved event

“We have awarded twelve community grants this year,

of the Junior League of Greater Covington for 23 years—and it’s

including: Miracle League Northshore, Girls on the Run, Hospice

growing ever stronger behind its mission, “Polo With A Purpose.”

House, Girl Scouts Louisiana East, Louisiana Coalition Against

Beginning in 2017, the JLGC made the decision to better

Human Trafficking, Special Olympics, Friends of St. Anthony,

define what the funds raised through Polo go towards, and so the

Northshore Food Bank, Bonny Barry, Equine Reflections, Inc.,

Polo With A Purpose identity was introduced.

Leadership Northshore Team Never Alone, United in Suicide

As the primary fundraiser for the JLGC, Polo feeds many

Awareness, NAMI-St. Tammany, YMCA of West St. Tammany, and

grants and projects. 2019 Polo Chair Lillie Parrie explains, “Each

CMST. The second annual Polo With A Purpose Grant was awarded

year we assess the current needs of our community and take action

to New Heights Therapy Center.”

to positively impact these areas, so our projects flex with the needs

“It’s a newfound tradition at The Harvest Cup Polo Classic

of the community. The generosity given through Polo is how we are

to have a Polo With A Purpose table set up where representatives

able to fund our projects and the reason we are able to carry out

from our Community Assistance Grant beneficiaries are seated. It

our mission and impact the community.

is a great opportunity for Polo patrons and supporters to meet the leaders of these organizations that are benefitting from their ticket



purchases and silent auction bids,” says Lillie. A fun tradition for the Polo experience is the Bourbon Bury. Held exactly a month before the event, the JLGC and Polo sponsors and donors gather to bury the bourbon in hopes of good weather on the day of. This year, the bourbon will be buried on

Sunday, October 20, 11:30am-6pm

Summergrove Farm • Folsom, LA

General Admission Ticket $150

VIP Parking Pass $25

Go to to purchase tickets. Rain date is October 27.


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Friday, September 20, out on Summergrove Farm, with festivities to celebrate the Bourbon Bury following at 11am at Beau Chêne Country Club. Lillie is hopeful for another successful year of Polo—especially With A Purpose. “My priority is that everyone attending the event has an incredible experience so that our purpose only grows stronger and our Polo ‘believers’ come together to make the largest impact on the lives of the women, men and children of St. Tammany who need it most.”

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September-October 2019 Issue of Inside Northside Magazine  

September-October 2019 Issue of Inside Northside Magazine