Black Teenagers Win Polo Championship Over Rich Kids Again
1 year ago
We are taking over another sport.
A team comprised of all black players from the city of Philadelphia have won the United States Polo Association championship.
The group of black teenagers, from the rough and tumble city of brotherly love, have taken over the Polo world winning their second straight title this past weekend.
The team, from Philadelphia's Work to Polo program, defeated a team from Palm Springs, California's El Dorado Polo Club 20 to 19 in a nail-biting arena polo shootout.
"The kids we played were the children of professional polo players," Lezlie Hiner, Ride to Work's executive director, told BlackAmericaWeb.com. "For us, it's about talent. A lot of it is the will to win, that type of thing, and athleticism," she added. "My kids know how to ride horses; they have good hand-eye coordination. They've learned the basics, the basics get drilled into them constantly. They have the desire to get better, and they take pride in that."
Work to Ride, a non-profit organization, was created in 1994 to help disadvantaged Philadelphia youth ages seven to 19 improve themselves through horsemanship, equine sports and education.
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We salute these young men on another victory in a sport no one expected them to succeed in due to its lack of history with African Americans, and the
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