August 10, 2023
CHUKKERS FOR CHARITY ANNOUNCES MEDICAL HOUSE CALLS AS PRESENTING SPONSOR
Polo Match Set for Saturday, September 9 at Riverview Farm, Nina Lindley and Falon Veit Scott Set to Co-Chair
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Chukkers for Charity announced Medical House Calls will be the presenting sponsor of the polo match that returns on Saturday, Sept. 9 for the 27th annual sporting event held in Franklin, Tenn. benefiting Rochelle Center and Saddle Up! Nina Lindley and Falon Veit Scott are co-chairs serving with community volunteers and supporters of the fundraiser.
In making the announcement, Medical House Calls owner and entrepreneur Chuck McDowell said, “Medical House Calls, which provides primary health care services to patients in the comfort and safety of their own homes throughout Middle Tennessee, is proud to align with two exceptional non-profit organizations that present Tennessee’s largest polo match while raising much needed funds.” Wesley, a Franklin-based company headed by McDowell recently purchased Medical House Calls which is slated to expand services in Middle Tennessee.
Audrey Kidd, Executive Director of Saddle Up! said, “We’re honored to have Medical House Calls as our presenting sponsor for this exceptional fundraiser. The programs supported through the generosity of Medical House Calls, other sponsors, and patrons have a lifelong impact on the hundreds of children and young adults with disabilities who participate in equine-assisted therapy and education here. The community support is phenomenal, and we always appreciate the opportunity to share our vision of a farm ‘where all children are equal in the saddle’.”
“Chukkers for Charity plays a vital role in shining a light on Rochelle Center which offers support for
adults with intellectual and developmental challenges,” added Debbie Chadwick, president of Rochelle Center. “It’s such an honor to take part in this wonderful event that directly benefits the work of our program and those of Saddle Up! and we truly appreciate our sponsors that make it possible.”
The signature event returns with the theme “Passport to Paradise” where guests will enjoy a tropical setting overlooking the polo field. Other activities include a silent auction, a stick horse race for the kids, and a tailgate decorating contest.
This year’s co-chairs are Nina Lindley and Falon Veit Scott, who are avid volunteers for the event and non-profit organizations. This is Lindley’s sixth year to chair the event and Falon Veit Scott’s second time to chair the event having served in 2009. Under Lindley’s leadership, last year generated more funds than ever in the 26-year history of the event which now totals $2.6 million raised since 1996. Chukkers for Charity is Tennessee’s largest and highest-grossing charity polo match.
In addition to Medical House Calls, other sponsors include: Huron, Land Rover / Andrews Transportation Group, Lipman Bros. – R.S. Lipman Company, Colonial Hill Farm, Ironhorse Farms, Lo Key Ranch, Nashville K9 / Secure Air Charter, Barrett Meadows Farm, BNA – Nashville International Airport, Cetera, First Steps, LBMC, Tennessee Equine Hospital, The Sieveking Family, Associated Terminals / Turn Services, Bank of America Private Bank, Bernstein Private Wealth Management / Adam Geist, Brentwood Capital Advisors, Duke Design Group, Holland & Knight, Ortale Kelley, Pilates Franklin, Publix Super Markets Charities, Regions Bank, Turnip Truck, Blackbird Media, Ingram Entertainment Inc., Lithographics, Nashville Geek, Outdoor Classic Structures, PMC Parking.
The gates open at 1 p.m. for tailgaters and 2 p.m. for sponsors and patrons. The opening ceremony will be held at 2:45 p.m. with the polo match beginning around 3 p.m. The Patrons Dinner is provided at half time and will begin at 4 p.m. Tickets go on sale July 10. Please visit www.chukkersforcharity.net for more information.
Chukkers for Charity is hosted by Orrin Ingram and Stefanie Latham at Riverview Farm, 1475 Moran Road, Franklin, Tennessee.
ABOUT ROCHELLE CENTER
In 1968, long-time area educator W.R. Rochelle began the foundation for the agency offering support for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. These supports enhance skills necessary for individuals to become as active and independent as possible in our community. Today Rochelle Center continues Mr. Rochelle’s Vision and Mission with community integration, employment, in addition to residential services. For more information, call 615.254.0673 or visit www.rochellecenter.org.
ABOUT SADDLE UP!
Saddle Up!’s mission is to provide children and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to grow and develop through therapeutic, educational, and recreational activities with horses. Saddle Up! will serve over 220 children and young adults this year, providing 5,000 hours of programming in 8 year-round programs. Saddle Up! is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the region, and the only one exclusively serving children and young adults who have disabilities. We are a Premier Center accredited by PATH International, the organization that sets the standards for safety and quality in equine-assisted programs.