September 27, 2018Thedreidel
The countdown to the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is dwindling as Buenos Aires, Argentina, prepares to host junior competitors representing 36 disciplines from across the globe. Though polo has not yet been reaccepted as an Olympic sport, the Youth Olympic Games serves to be an innovative platform in testing new disciplines. The Argentine Polo Association (AAP) put together a week-long program in conjunction with the Youth Olympic Games to showcase the sport of polo and provide a training opportunity for international junior polo players.
Four American junior players will experience what it is like to be an Olympic athlete first hand. Grayson Price, Grant Palmer, Winston Painter and Grace Mudra will participate in several practices, watch a high-goal match and visit the Olympic Village before playing in the Youth Olympic Games Polo Showcase on October 10, 2018.
The four participants are active in USPA junior programs including the National Youth Tournament Series (NYTS) and Interscholastic Polo Program. Grant Palmer was bar-mitzvah’d by Rabbi David Baron, advisor to The Dreidel.
“Grant is an outstanding young man excellent student and was bar mitzvahed in Jerusalem at the western wall”, added Rabbi Baron.
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