“Never tired of ballin’ so it’s on to the next sport…”: A Look at Polo Champions

When most people think about polo, the first thing that comes to mind is Ralph Lauren’s fashion company named Polo Ralph Lauren.  But for three black boys from the hood in Philly its come to mean much more.  Yesterday I was watching the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, when I learned about Kareem, Daymar and Brandon, who are polo champions.  Yes you read right; they play polo and they’re champions :-) Catch their story below:

And the sport usually reserved for the rich, is no easy feat.  “Polo is a team sport played on horseback in which the objective is to score goals against an opposing team. Players score by driving a small white plastic or wooden ball into the opposing team’s goal using a long-handled mallet.” So we’re talking riding a horse, holding a wooden stick and still trying to score. Polo really requires you to be smart and well-coordinated.  And it’s refreshing to see people like ourselves excel at it, especially young black men. Then again, what sport don’t we take over :-) Kareem, Daymar and Brandon are examples to all young men and women in our community; proving that “you put your mind to anything and you can do it”.

Moral of the Story: It’s not just a cheesy Nas song, but you can really be what you want to be when you work hard at it.  Of course, it’s going to have to be really hard cause most people from the hood have a lot going against them.  Stories like that of Polo Champions Kareem, Daymar and Brandon prove that it is possible though.  It’s not about where you come from, but where you’re going. Surround yourself around positive people and things, work hard at your goals and you’ll see championship status isn’t far off :-) !! Congrats to the three boys from Philly who had a dream and made it a reality. xx

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