June 26, 2012 - The seventh annual Ten Oaks Cup Polo match went off without a hitch last Saturday, drawing a record crowd for the event and setting a new fund-raising total for Catholic Charities. Next year's date has been set with the eighth annual event slated for June 22, 2013.
Conceived by Mary Agnes and Fred Lewis, long-time Howard County, Maryland residents, the fund raiser is one of the only polo events in central Maryland and has raised more than $250,000 for the Lewis designated charity since its inception in 2005. In fact, the event is the second largest fund raiser for Our Daily Bread, a charity Mary Agnes Lewis has volunteered her services for over 25 years.
The Ten Oaks Polo Cup is a true Lewis Family affair with many of the Lewis' ten children pitching in to put on the event. And, while most of the Lewis' children still maintain residences in Maryland, Joan Lewis Kennedy,Tim Lewis and Our Daily Bread's Dennis Murphy bear most of the event's management responsibilities.
Catholic Charities of Baltimore compassionately assists people who are poor, children and families, seniors, and those who are developmentally disabled. With over 80 programs, the Charities welcome and serve 160,000 people every year, and serve nearly 350,000 meals to those who are hungry.