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BRCA Foundation’s Fifth Annual Augusta Polo Cup Returns November 6, 2021

September 15, 2021

Augusta, GA—The Fifth Annual Augusta Polo Cup returns Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, benefitting Camp Sweet Escape and BRCA Foundation, the host of the event and fundraising arm of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America.

“Five years ago, the Augusta Polo Cup started with the goal to raise money for juvenile diabetes research,” said Frank Mullins, CEO and Chairman of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America. “It’s been incredible watching this event grow over the years, and we are proud to support the Fifth Annual Augusta Polo Cup that benefits Camp Sweet Escape as well as BRCA Foundation to advance burn education across the country.”

The Augusta Polo Cup is a fundraising sporting event that features two four-chukker polo matches, a wooden horse to take a turn hitting a polo ball from the wooden horse, a parade of players before the matches and a divot stomp. Social distancing will be in effect during this year’s event, and hand sanitizer and handwashing stations will be available. Masks are encouraged, but not required.

Spectators can expect to observe the matches field-side while participating in other fun activities. Those interested in attending can either purchase a sponsorship package or individual tickets. Each ticket costs $300 and includes access to the VIP Tent, offering two fully stocked open bars, big-screen TVs for college football, live music, catered food featuring an Argentine Asado and cigar bar.

Net proceeds from the event will go toward BRCA Foundation and Camp Sweet Escape, helping fund future burn education opportunities and improve the lives of the youth in the southeast who are living and dealing with the challenges of type 1 diabetes.

For more information about the Augusta Polo Cup or to purchase a sponsorship package or ticket, contact Susie Kneece at Susie.kneece@burncenters.com or call 803-646-3302. Visit AugustaPoloCup.com for more details and to stay up to date.

About BRCA Foundation

BRCA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the specialized care of burn patients by improving access to burn education programs for first responders, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physicians and other medical personnel. In addition, the Foundation helps foster the future generation of burn care providers through fellowships and scholarships. Visit www.burnfdn.org for more information.

About Camp Sweet Escape

A summer camp created by South Carolina Youth Diabetes Association that is tailored for children ages 7-17 with type 1 diabetes. The fun-filled camp environment is designed to help children learn about how to manage T1D. Sessions are available in the midlands and upstate. Click here to learn more.