Over 600 attendees gathered at the Chukkar Farm Polo Club, on Sunday, Sept. 23, in celebration of Tomorrow’s Luminaries Foundation for over a decade of servitude in non-profit education services.

The event was the foundation’s the 10th-anniversary charity polo which it holds annually to raise funds for underrepresented and underserved students to provide opportunities in literacy education and leadership.

The organizaton has raised over $125,000 and extended over 13 partnerships with Atlanta Public Schools, Boys and Girls Club of America and Georgia Tech Institute Partnerships over the last decade.

“I am so grateful for the entire #TLFPOLO team. The 10th Annual Charity Polo Match was a major success! The entire day was magical. We raised lots of money for some very deserving students”, said Kelli Brooks, Executive Director of Tomorrow’s Luminaries Foundation.

Hosted by Francesca Amiker of 11 Alive, the event filled with many of Atlanta’s most prominent corporate community partners, attorneys, educators, and entrepreneurs, including Andre Dickens (City Councilman), Lisa Mohager (Mrs. Universe North America), Alexx Blanks (OWN’s Ready to Love), Joshua Butler (City Councilman), and Representative Doreen Carter.

City Councilman Andre Dickens presented the foundation with an official proclamation acknowledging 10 years of continued service to youth throughout the city of Atlanta.

This year’s theme highlighted the beautiful essence and spirit of New Orleans. The event opened with a traditional second line marking the opening of the momentous occasion. Attendees were taken on a whimsical experience featuring some of Atlanta’s most sought after minority businesses.

Guests received complimentary premium wine, spirits, and cigars, a culinary experience featuring New Orleans tastings from Papadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Just Loaf’n, and decadent desserts by Chay J’s.

Each attendee experienced a full casino, music by DJ Onyx, interactive games, a riveting polo match, previewed new luxury cars by Nalley Lexus Roswell, and enjoyed live performances by Offscript Band, Atlanta Brass Company, and Douglas County high school band. Lucky raffle winners received prizes from a designer bag from Louis Vuitton to a 55″ smart television.

Tomorrow’s Luminaries Foundation’s 10th Annual Polo Event was able to raise $55,000, with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly toward funding academic programs for the young luminaries in Atlanta.

To volunteer or donate to Tomorrow’s Luminaries Foundation please visit https://luminaries.wufoo.com/forms/live-to-give-back/. To continue the conversation use hashtags #TLFPOLO or @tlfprpep.

(Photo: Courtesy Tomorrow's Luminaries Foundation)

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