Dimmitt Automotive Group is pleased to have taken part in one of the most unique charity events on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Polo Under the Palms, with Bentley luxury vehicle displays. The event features a 12-goal polo tournament, an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing. Since its inception in 2011, the event has raised over $1 million and continues to boost awareness of organizations that pursue advances in research, education, treatment and fighting back against of cancer.
Polo Under the Palms
The inspiration for Polo Under the Palms began when co-founder Jamie Uihlein was diagnosed with stage II tongue cancer in 2004 and sought treatment at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Six months after Jamie completed radiation therapy under the direction of Randal S. Weber, M.D ., chair of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, a CAT scan revealed no cancer. The Uihleins positive experience inspired them to create Polo Under the Palms as a means to tell their Florida friends and community about MD Anderson and let them know that the best cancer research and care in the nation is available to them.
Due to the continued success of Polo Under the Palms, the Uihlein family was inspired to create Little Owl Charities, Inc., an independent, nonprofit corporation that officially became the host of Polo Under the Palms in 2014.
The mission of Little Owl Charities, Inc. is to raise money for and boost awareness of organizations that pursue advances in research, education and treatment of cancer. With that mission in mind, the 2015 Polo Under the Palms beneficiaries will be The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Cancer & Biomedical Research at Mote Marine Laboratory.
Please help support our continuing efforts to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families everywhere. Your generosity and help on spreading the word about Polo Under the Palms is greatly appreciated! For more information visit: www.polounderthepalms.com