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Saturday, September 21  •  Noon - 5 pm

Glennon Gallop Field-Side Party

The Young Friends of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital invite you to
join them for the Field-Side Party at Glennon Gallop on Saturday, September 21! Reserve a tailgate and bring your pop-up tent, or enter by the carload and find a spot in the bleachers. We encourage all guests to sport your best Kentucky Derby attire, pack a picnic and enjoy the exciting polo match -- all for a great cause. Proceeds from this event benefit The Danis Pediatric Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon.

Ticket Options

Field-Side Tailgating

  • Includes admission for all guests in one (1) car and a reserved tailgate parking space on the sidelines of the polo field. Each space has room for your own car and pop-up tent. Watch the match right from your premium tailgate location.

End Zone Tailgating

  • Includes admission for all guests in one (1) car and a reserved tailgate parking space just beyond the end zone of the polo field. Each space has room for your own car and pop-up tent. Watch the match right from your tailgate location.

Tailgate Village

  • Includes admission for all guests in one (1) car and a reserved tailgate parking space beyond the south end zone in Tailgate Village. Each space has room for your own car and pop-up tent. Tailgate pre-match and walk to the bleachers to watch the polo match.


  • Includes admission for all guests in one (1) car and standard parking. A limited amount of seating is available in bleachers on a first-come, first-served basis so we encourage guests to bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket.

Field-Side Party Map (Click to Enlarge)

Event Timeline

  • 12 pm

    Gates Open
    Tailgating Begins

  • 1 pm

    Tailgate Contest Judging Begins

  • 3 pm

    Polo Match

  • 3:45 pm

    Divot Stomp & Champagne Toast on Field

  • 4:45 pm

    Awards Ceremony

  • 5 pm

    Event Concludes

Event Tips

  • Pack a cooler and some snacks to enjoy during the polo match.
  • Kentucky Derby attire is encouraged. As a reminder, this is an outdoor event, so dress accordingly. We recommend smart footwear that will be comfortable walking on grass.
  • Bleacher seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Pack lawn chairs or a picnic blanket.
  • If you purchased a tailgate parking spot, bring a pop-up tent that will fit in your assigned tailgate space along with your car.
  • Winners will be awarded in the following categories for the Tailgate Contest:
    • Best Décor
    • Best Food
    • Best Attire
    • Most Spirit
    • Best Overall
    • NEW! People’s Choice
      • Event attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite tailgate this year!
    • NEW! Glennon Choice
      • In 2024, the Glennon Choice Award will go to the tailgate that exhibits the spirit of past Cardinal Glennon patient, Sebastian Moss.
      • Sebastian Moss at the Glennon Gallop Field-Side Party

        Sebastian Moss at the Field-Side Party

        Sebastian was a soul full of pure joy and happiness for every day life. He was full of energy and of course, a decent amount of mischief! Sebastian loved being outside - playing basketball, swimming with his twin brother, and eating at any restaurant with a drive-thru. His favorite places to visit were the St. Louis Zoo - where he loved riding the train and getting a soft pretzel as a treat, and going to Blues games, where he got to see his favorite mascot, Louie! Sebastian also loved visiting the hospital, even when he wasn't feeling well as he felt it was his home away from home and he loved his Cardinal Glennon family! Read more about Grant and Sebastian Moss HERE.

If you have questions, email or call 314-577-5605.

About The Danis Pediatric Center

All Glennon Gallop proceeds benefit the kids and families served by The Danis Pediatric Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. The Danis Pediatric Center serves our region’s most vulnerable children, with more than 75% of families living below poverty. Home to 21,000 patient visits annually, Danis Pediatrics is an essential community service that provides excellent care for all children, regardless of their economic, racial or cultural backgrounds.

The families who come to Danis Pediatrics represent a wide diversity of economic, race, gender, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. More than 20 languages are spoken by our families, including sign language. Children come for a variety of reasons, from well-baby visits to ongoing primary care, to the management of multiple, complex conditions. Some families travel up to two hours to receive primary pediatric care by our expert physicians.

Danis Pediatric Center services focus on preventive care that addresses social determinants of health, such as poverty, food insecurity, mental health and language barriers. Complementary services offered at The Danis Pediatric Center include:

  • FACES International Adoption and Refugee Clinic addresses the complex medical, emotional and psychosocial needs of internationally-adopted, immigrant and refugee children.
  • Parenting Services give parents and caregivers skills to manage children’s behavioral issues, decrease stress and improve family function using evidence-based interventions.
  • Fostering Healthy Children improves the health and well-being of children in foster care through comprehensive, coordinated care.
  • CARES (Connection & Resource Equity Services) links families with social determinants of health to appropriate resources by connecting with Family Navigators that will offer personalized follow-up & supportive care.

About SSM Health Cardinal Glennon

Committed to what Matters. Devoted to More.

At SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, our caregivers provide the very best health care, living out our Mission every day:

Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.

As the world’s first freestanding Catholic children’s hospital, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon has been the leading provider of faith-based pediatric services since 1956. Serving the bi-state region of Missouri and Illinois and beyond, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon offers the highest level of care to children of all ages, regardless of their medical condition or their family’s ability to pay. Many of the hospital’s programs and services rely on the generosity of friends, partners and donors.

At SSM Health Cardinal Glennon, we:

  • Provide lifesaving care to all children in need, regardless of ability to pay.
  • Serve more than 200,000 children and their families each year.
  • Care for children from Missouri and Illinois, across the region and around the world.
  • Home to physicians trained in more than 60 pediatric subspecialties.