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Being the Change has been awarded Platinum Status by GuideStar for its demonstrated commitment to transparency and accountability to its donors & mission.  To give you an idea of this accomplishment, (as of October 2017) of the 25,057 501(c)3 reviewed in Arizona, ONLY 85 have achieved Platinum Status - less than .3%.  Review our charity, mission, financial and organizational documents via GuideStar.


Sponsor a Student - Being the Change incurred $47,180 in FY2016 on direct program costs with 16 students participating at various levels.  This year we have hit capacity for new students and our continuing students have gained significant skills (more playing time, better equipment, more traveling, more horses) so we estimated costs for each student between $5,000-10,000 this year.  Interscholastic Team players obviously receive the lions share, but we have a very strong middle school team in the works as well.  Student costs covers instructors fees, tournament fees, travel expenses, insurance costs, equipment and also provide for service oriented extras like software skills training, reading & penmanship materials, career aptitude testing, etc...

Sponsor a Horse - Being the Change has 5 school horses of various ages that are boarded during the entire Arizona season (October to April) for an estimated $2,800 cost each.  Just like any serious athlete they enjoy a high quality diet, regular vet checks, dental visits, good quality equipment and a restful stable.  During the "off-season" our horses spend their summers turned out or playing polo in the mountain county of Western New Mexico - where at 7,500 ft they are able to greatly increase their lung capacity and performance for the Fall & Spring seasons in Phoenix.

Sponsor a Team - Currently Being the Change has 3 Interscholastic Polo Team Players and has a JV PeeWee team with 6 players (ages 12-9).  BTC is always on the look out for Team Patron to fully sponsor a team's travel to tournaments, Pre-Regional, Regional and National Championships each year for a total cost of $5,000.  Each Patron is able to fully brand the team for a full year of play (October to October), that team will exclusively play under the Patron's logo, name, etc and be featured in all Polo Player Magazine appearances with their Patron's branding.