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Midland polo match raises record $1.6M for Bynum School

Midland polo match fundraiser sets record for Bynum School

More than 600 people watched a thrilling game of polo while helping to raise funds to support children and adults with disabilities in the Permian Basin over the weekend.

The sold-out Chukkers for Children fundraiser at Midland Polo Club raised a record $1.6 million for Bynum School, the area’s only yearround school for individuals with disabilities. Since its inaugural match in 2018, the bi-annual event has raised over $3.2 million for the school.

Attendees reportedly dressed to the nines, per tradition for polo matches. Along with the game of polo, they enjoyed gourmet food and beverages, live entertainment and an auction.

Funds raised at the event will support student grants, educational initiatives, operations, and therapeutic services, including occupational, speech, physical, and neurologic music therapy, according to Bynum School.

Keri St. John, executive director of Bynum School, called the partnership with the Midland Polo Club a “unique fundraising opportunity.”

“We are so thankful to the club, donors, and sponsors for their generosity,” St. John said.

 Tracy Bush, Bynum School director of development, said the money raised will “help some very deserving students.”

“We feel humbled and blessed by the community’s support,” she said.