Fundraiser Benefiting Local Animal Welfare Organizations

Tickets are now on sale for the 5th Annual Faith, Hope & Pups polo luncheon being held Sunday, February 19 at 10 a.m. at the Empire Polo Club in Indio (81-800 Avenue 51). This event will raise much-needed funds for local animal welfare organizations including The Bianca Rae Foundation, Humane Society of the Desert and Loving All Animals.

Tickets are $100 per person or $950 for a table of ten and can be purchased at Reception and silent auction will kick off the day’s festivities with brunch and a live auction happening just before the noon polo match. Also featured will be a raffle, various vendors, and adoptable dogs on site hoping to find their forever home.

“I’m beyond proud of the work and growth of the Bianca Rae Foundation in just the past three years. This signature fundraising event of ours has raised significant money to aid the plight of homeless animals in the valley,” said Bianca Rae, founder of The Bianca Rae Foundation. “So many people come together to make this day the success it is, and that is a testament that there is a face behind the movement to become a No-Kill Coachella Valley.”

Local KESQ News Channel 3 morning anchor, Bianca Rae, created The Bianca Rae Foundation in 2012 and established Faith, Hope & Pups, now a signature February event. Her aim was to raise money and awareness for the Coachella Valley’s many homeless companion animals and since then, more than $100,000 has been distributed to animal welfare nonprofits.

Event sponsors include KESQ News Channel 3 The Deserts News Leader, Empire Polo Club, Humane Society of the Desert, My Little Flower Shop, RumChata, The Slice Pizzeria, Brandini Toffee, Signs By Tomorrow, Freeze Booth Photo, Icon Presentations, Ice Magic Sculptures and Dunkin Donuts. For more information, visit


The Bianca Rae Foundation is committed to helping kids and animals in their pursuit of a positive and happy future. The Foundation helps fund spay and neuter clinics/adoption events as well as Rae Of Hope Leadership Retreats for middle school girls. One hundred percent of donations go toward the Foundation’s mission of being a voice for children and animals.