Hawaii Polo Club to hold food and toy drive

Jamie Winpenny

MOKULEIA – The Hawaii Polo Club will hold Operation Toy Box, a benefit polo match at the Mokuleia Polo Field on Sunday, December 2 to collect donations of food and toys for the homeless and the needy. Donations collected at the event will go to support “Holiday in the Park”, an annual North Shore News event that distributes items to those in need on the North Shore.

The benefit match will entertain the crowd with highly-skilled polo ponies and players as well as a live band and a surprise “half-time” show.  In addition, a special tribute will be given to the late Ron Valenciana, editor of the North Shore News and beloved pastor who founded the North Shore’s Operation Toy Box.

The polo match begins at 2:00 p.m. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. for picnics.  Admission is $10.00 for the open field seating and $25.00 for the clubhouse area.  For each person who brings a toy, general admission will be half-price at $5.00.  A table for 8 may be purchased for $250 in the covered clubhouse area where wait staff serve a variety of beverages.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Operation Toy Box to support the distribution of the toys.  Toys will be collected and displayed near the clubhouse.

For information call 226-0061.