11th Annual Polo Picnic Slated for September 9 at Blue Sky Polo Club

Linda Muller and the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan to be honored

GOSHEN, N.Y. (July 25, 2012) An outdoor setting, a big white tent, fancy hats and an elegant afternoon filled with champagne and wine, fine dining, an auction and a polo match will once again grace the Blue Sky Polo Club in Middletown at the 11th annual Elant Polo Picnic on Sunday, September 9 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Linda Muller, President and CEO of Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Inc. and the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, will be honored at the fashionable and fun-filled event for their significant roles and contribution to the community.

More than 250 guests are expected this year to honor the award recipients and enjoy a unique experience while benefitting the Elant Foundation and Elant residents. Proceeds will benefit the 2012 fundraising campaign, “The New Elant Dining Experience,” which will revolutionize the residential dining experience at all Elant locations. Improvements are set to include an array of menu selections for each course, personalized tableside care and a new, restaurant-style environment where residents can share the experience with family and friends.

“The Elant Polo Picnic is a great event that gives attendees a much different experience from the traditional gala fundraiser,” said Melissa McCoy, Elant’s Director of Corporate Initiatives. “We like that it combines an afternoon of socializing, fine-dining and a unique sporting event, while honoring those who make a difference in our communities each and every day.”

The event will feature Spr!z as its specialty beverage, an Italian aperitif by sponsor Mionetto, USA, which is this year’s signature drink at Lincoln Center in New York City. Musical entertainment will be provided by the talented Christopher Dean Sullivan Trio, a soulful jazz group from the Cornerstone Arts Alliance in Goshen, made up of Bob Gluck, Dean Sharp, and Sullivan, the band’s title member.

Guests will have a variety of opportunities to contribute to this year’s Polo Picnic and support the 2012 campaign. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For reservations or sponsorship information, contact the Elant Foundation at 845-360-1410 or  elantfoundation@elant.org

Photo (left to right): Todd A. Whitney, Honoree Linda Muller, Karen VanHouten Minogue of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, Gerald Jacobowitz, and polo players from the Blue Sky Polo Club