The Leonidas family is preparing for one last chukker of Polo for Babies, a charity which benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Starting the Polo for Babies event after their daughter, Adeline, was hospitalized with a severe case of the Entero Virus and made a full recovery, the Leonidas family has vowed to always pay it forward and give back to the hospital that saved their daughter’s life. Over the last three years of the event, the dedicated family has raised more than $68,000 dollars to be donated directly to the hospital.
The upcoming match will be held on July 15, and will mark the last ever Polo for Babies event. With the end of this philanthropic endeavor comes a special goal to be met: raising $100,000 for the hospital. The Leonidas family, who plans, manages and executes the event on their own, asks for the help of hundreds across the Tri-State area to reach this goal.
"As parents to four young kids, their happiness and safety is our number one priority. We are so fortunate to have Cincinnati Children's in our backyard. We are forever grateful to the entire medical team and staff there for saving Adeline's life," says Chris Leonidas, founder of the Leonidas Foundation and Adeline's dad. "This event is a celebration of good health and a way to thank Children's for all they do for our community. We hope our event and the funds we raise can inspire and help other families in need. We hope you'll join us on the polo fields for a special event, fun experience and great cause."
Although this will be the last year for the Polo for Babies event, Cincinnatians look forward to seeing what events are in store to further the Leonidas’ cause.
Make a donation or buy tickets at poloforbabies.com.