There Goes My Hero Foundation to Sponsor 4th Annual Polo Match Fundraiser

University of Maryland Coach Brenda Frese to Attend as Honorary Chairwoman

Honorary Chairwoman Brenda Frese

Baltimore, MD—May 15, 2012—There Goes My Hero is sponsoring the 4 rd Annual Polo Match and Family Outing. The event is being held rain or shine at the Fields of the Maryland Polo Club in Fallston, MD from 1:00-6:00 p.m. on June 3, 2012. Tickets are $100 per person and include mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres, a delicious lunch, dessert, a full bar featuring “HeroTinis,” live music performed by The Qi Lo, a silent auction, children’s entertainment, an official Polo Match, and an afternoon of fun and HOPE.  Children 12 and under are free and all proceeds benefit There Goes My Hero.Attendees will be able to register as bone marrow donors.  Those who can’t attend are encouraged to donate whatever they can at

There Goes My Hero, was founded in 2008 by Erik Sauer, a leukemia survivor who successfully received a bone marrow transplant.  Erik’s mission and the mission of There Goes My Hero is to provide hope and nourishment to Leukemia patients and their families. The foundation accomplishes this mission by holding bone marrow registration drives, providing nutritious meals to leukemia patients and their families, and supporting blood cancer research.

Only 4 out of 10 patients are lucky enough to receive a transplant,” said Sauer. “Registering to become a bone marrow donor is a simple cheek swab; but it is also a commitment to help save a life. You must be between 18 and 55 and in good general health. It is especially important to increase the number of young adults and ethnically diverse donors. People from an ethnic minority background are especially needed to join the registry including Hispanic or Latino, African-American, Asian, American Indian, and mixed ethnicities,” he concluded.

When asked why should someone register to be a bone marrow donor Sauer smiled and said: “Why not…it saves lives.” The foundation invites you to join the fight against leukemia and to bring hope to those in need by participating in this and other events. 

Event Details: 

WHO:             There Goes My Hero Foundation

VIPs:               Coach Brenda Frese, University of Maryland Women’s Basketball

                         The Seraph Foundation is matching every single penny

                         the foundation is raising during 2012

                         The Qi Lo to provide live-entertainment

WHAT:           4th Annual Polo Match & Family Outing.

WHEN:           1:00-6:00 p.m. on June 3, 2012   

WHERE:         Fields of the Maryland Polo Club in Fallston, MD

CONTACT:    Jorge Castillo

For more information and to purchase tickets please call 1-800-601-4370 or visit