John Walsh, who turned his personal tragedy into a national movement through his highly acclaimed “America’s Most Wanted” television program, joins Tommy Lee Jones, who won an Oscar for chasing America’s Most Wanted in the movie The Fugitive, to play in a unique Safari Adventure Gala and Celebrity Polo Match on Saturday, April 9 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.
They will be joined by Mathias Guerrand Hermes, John Goodman and 10-goalers Adam Snow and Mike Azarro in a two-chukker exhibition match as part of the inaugural Safari Adventure Gala, a unique fundraiser to benefit of the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, a charity founded by NFL Hall-of-Famer Nick Buoniconti.
The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis is the national fundraising arm of the Miami Project, the world’s largest, most comprehensive research center dedicated to finding more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for paralysis that results from spinal cord injury.
The two-chukker exhibition will be followed by a journey through an exotic jungle and spectacular interactive cooking displays and dinner created by celebrities and local chefs and enjoyed in the relaxed comfort of a safari hideaway.
Following the polo match, several hundred guests will enjoy sumptuous cuisine individually prepared by chefs from some of the area’s favorite restaurants.
“The international polo community brings a great deal of beauty, art and exciting sport into the world at a great peril to life and limb,” Jones said. “Many of our friends are crippled. It is a natural partnership with the Miami Project to seek a cure for what has been thought of as terminal spinal cord injury. With the development of stem cell research, we all want take the word terminal out of equation.”
For more info., or to order tickets, call Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard at (305) 243-4656