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Ronny Maher Memorial
Polo Match

Benefits R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at The University of Maryland Medical Center

As you saw on the home page this event is in memory of my father, Ronny Maher.  He was an avid foxhunter his entire life but polo hit him like a ton of bricks at 60 years of age. He loved chasing that little white ball. That is why we have a polo game for him.

The event is for the benefit of “Shock Trauma” formally—the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.  “Shock Trauma” was the brainchild of Dr. R Adams Cowley, he recognized the “Golden Hour.” It is that period of time after a traumatic injury before shock settles in and causes more damage.  Shock Trauma is located at the University of Maryland Medical Center. It was here that Ronny was flown after he suffered a fall fox hunting.  They were phenomenal with he and his family.  They, doctors, nurses, staff, were here at every turn to help them.  The doctors and nurses became a part of his extended family.

Silent Auction – Cocktails – Dinner – Champagne Divot Stomping – Live Music

The event location:

At the MD Polo Club alongside the Ladew Polo Field.  The entrance is located at Fallston Road (Route 152) near the intersection with the Jarrettsville Pike(route 146).  The gates open at 5 pm and the match starts at 6pm. 

Disclaimer: Due to the nature of polo, should the organizers deem the field too wet or the rain too foul, the event may be canceled due to the aforementioned, in which case there shall be no refunds.

Snappy casual dress code:

One will see men in coats and ties with long pants, Bermoudas, and polo shirts. Ladies will be wearing sun dresses and dressy shorts and long trousers.  The event is under a tent and there is no air conditioning.

New this year: 

The Philadelphia Four-in-Hand Club will be on hand for a carriage/polo pony parade before the game starts and will be on field at half-time.

The dinner:

This year, Hunt Valley Catering in Hereford will provide the buffet dinner.

The Band:

“For Your Pleasure” will be playing after the game.

Don't wait to long to buy tables and tickets!

We sell out every year and prices increase on July 5th.


Sponsorship gives one the opportunity to make the most impact, supporting.

“Shock Trauma,” and thereby recognize the men and women who dedicate their lives to treating critically ill and injured patients from Maryland and beyond.

We have various levels of sponsorship. I hope one will fill your needs.

Levels of sponsorship:

• Presenting Sponsor ($10,000)
• Pony ($5,000)
• Divot ($2,500)
• Mallet ($1,500)

Support Us Today!

Your donation will directly benefit R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at The University of Maryland Medical Center.

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