Polo Players Support Group (PPSG) is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization helping those who could be so easily forgotten. We are firmly established and actively engaged in providing financial assistance to seriously injured or ill players and grooms.
In 2000, the 40-Goal Rob Walton Benefit was created to raise money for 8-goal Polo Hall of Famer, Rob Walton, who was paralyzed from the neck down in a polo accident. In this inaugural event, many of the best polo players in the world donated their time and efforts to play this exhibition match and raise funds to help Walton meet his on-going medical expenses.
Inspired by the success of the Rob Walton Benefit and recognizing the need to help other members of the polo community, Dave Offen, Tony Coppola and Tim Gannon founded the Polo Players Support Group (PPSG) and created the annual U.S. Polo Assn. 40-Goal Polo Challenge to raise funds to help members of the polo community in financial crisis caused by physical injury or illness. Since its inception in 2002, just under $3,000,000 has been given to 89 members of the polo industry.