This campaign is dedicated to helping son, brother, father, grandfather and former 8 goal polo professional Rob Walton. Rob is one of six children born to Dr. and Mrs. Robert Walton. Raised in Modesto, CA he grew up riding horses and playing polo with his family. Rob eventually became a reknowned polo player. He had incredible skill and determination and was one of the highest rated polo players in the world, attaining an 8 goal handicap in the United States and 9 goals in England.
His national victories included the US Handicap, Sunshine League, Pacific Coast Open, Silver Cup, Monty Waterbury Cup, the America Cup, US Arena Handicap, and the Interscholastic Arena Championship. Rob's international titles included the Westchester Cup, the Coronation Cup, the Queen's Cup, and the Mexican Open Handicap.
In 1995, Rob suffered a career-ending injury after a near fatal fall from his mount. The injury left him paralyzed, a quadriplegic. Undaunted by this setback, Rob rose above this challenge, persevered through adversity and continued being a part of the community he loved by becoming a team coach. Rob Walton is an inspiration to both players and fans.
On March 3, 2000 Rob was inducted into the National Museum of Polo Hall of Fame.
Lifetime care costs for individuals with quadreplegia is extremely expensive. Earning income is a seperate challenge for persons with physical handicaps, especially for someone who used to rely solely on their physicality and athetiscm. Your donation will be greatly appreciated and celebrated by Rob and his family. Thank you for your support!
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