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Palamountain Scholarship Benefit Marks 27th Year

September 11, 2006

Skidmore will hold its annual scholarship benefit, Polo by Twilight, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Saratoga Polo Field.

All funds raised will go to the Joseph C. and Anne T. Palamountain Scholarship Fund, created to honor the College's fourth president and his wife for their 22 years of service. Joseph Palamountain served as Skidmore's president from 1965 to 1987.

The event will offer a gourmet dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and a polo match featuring players from around the world. The two polo teams will compete for the Palamountain Cup. Tickets to attend the event are $125 each ($95 for guests under 35 years of age).

"Above all, we must remember that this event is about Skidmore students and the crucial financial help that scholarships provide" said Libby Smith-Homes, co-chair of the benefit with fellow Saratoga Springs resident Margie Stribley.  "A Skidmore education can transform students' lives, and we must make this opportunity available to as many young people as possible."

This year's live and silent auctions boast dozens of items, from a 10-day cruise through the Galapagos Islands to a week in a beach house in the Dominican Republic, from works of art by Skidmore faculty to designer jewelry, from a private dinner party at Skidmore's Tang Museum to major sporting events.

The event offers a new feature this year. If you are unable to attend the benefit, you can submit a virtual bid. If you are the high bidder (in competition with other bidders both virtual and attending the event), you will be notified no later than Aug. 5. In addition, there is an online-only auction for which winners will be announced on Friday, July 28.

Click here for additional information on the auctions and the Palamountain Scholarship Benefit or call 518-580-5671 for details.

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