Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Polo Mallets for Orphans-Virtual Visit Free

 Some of the profits we make a Escanaba Polo Mallet Company are donated to children and their needs. we hope that as this business grows we can do more to support these children and as a pipe dream maybe sponsor a whole orphanage and provide those children we all the academic support they need. Pipe dreams are long term goals and while they may or may not happen it is our hope to get there. 

At present some of the profits are being saved and it is planned to donate that money and/or drop supplies at one or two of these orphanages. 

You may want to watch this virtual tour. 

join us this Wednesday January 6, 2021 at 6:00 PM for a virtual orphanage trip. We will visit the La Esperanza orphanage in Tijuana to meet the kids, participate in a meal, and celebrate DIA DE LOS REYES, a tradition in Mexico.

CLICK HERE to RSVP for this free event.

If your interested in donating on our fundraising page you may do so HERE

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Skid Row Housing Trust Helps Homelessness through Art

Escanaba Polo Mallet Company supports various charities. You may be interested in the following press release on helping homeless. 


Jessica Siemens

Skid Row Housing Trust



Art Lessons to Help End Homelessness

Talented Artist and Art Instructor volunteers to provide drawing and painting lessons in exchange for donations to Skid Row Housing Trust in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, CA: My name is Jessica Siemens. I am excited to share with you that I am supporting Skid Row Housing Trust and raising money to help men and women who are experiencing homelessness. I am teaching Virtual Art Lessons in exchange for any donation to Skid Row Housing Trust. This non-profit works tirelessly to permanently house our LA neighbors that have been living on the streets. The Trust also provides onsite medical and mental care services for these residents.

If you give ANY donation using the link below, I will provide virtual drawing or painting lessons to you or a loved one as a gift. Beginning and advanced artists are welcome! I can demonstrate how to use any art supplies at home and teach specific techniques that you or a loved one are interested in learning. 

Check out my fundraising page here: https://give.classy.org/ArtLessons

Donation levels

Art Tips: 30 minute lesson = Any donation up to $100

Art Lesson Trial: 60 minute lesson = $100

Artist in Training Package: Five 60 minute lessons at $80/lesson = $400 

Dedicated Artist Package: Ten 60minutes lessons at $70/lesson = $700

Master Artist Package: Fifteen 60 minute lesson at $60/lesson = $900

Please contact me to schedule your Virtual Art Lessons: Email: Jessica.Siemens@skidrow.org or Call: (858) 220-4215 All donations will receive one or more Virtual Art Lessons over Zoom, WhatsApp, Viber Microsoft Teams, FB Messenger etc. Lessons can be scheduled mornings or afternoons and are redeemable anytime during 2021. 

About Skid Row Housing Trust: The mission of Skid Row Housing Trust (the Trust) is to provide permanent supportive housing so that people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction can lead safe, stable lives in wellness.

The Trust offers more than 1,800 homes to individuals who have experienced homelessness. We apply evidence-based solutions, and our cutting edge buildings and supportive programs give our residents the opportunity to regain dignity, independence, and wellness. In addition to secure homes these buildings also provide onsite integrated case management, mental health treatment, substance abuse recovery, and primary healthcare.

About the Art Instructor: Jessica Siemens graduated from San Diego State University in 2010 with a Bachelors of Art in Painting. SDSU purchased two of her paintings through purchase awards and displays them on campus in their permanent collection. She then lived in Brooklyn, New York for four years, selling my paintings to private collectors and through Axelle Fine Arts Gallery in Manhattan. After NY, Jessica returned to California to teach private art lessons for five years. She now lives abroad in Greece discovering new horizons to inspire her work.

Jessica sells original landscape and surrealist paintings and works for commission from photograph to create custom works of art. If you, a friend or a family member is interested in taking private virtual fine art lessons or would like to commission your own unique painting, please email Jessica at JessXalepa@gmail.com. To see more of her works please visit: www.jessicasiemens.com. If you want to see Jessica in action and learn how to mix acrylic paints view her Painting Lessons Online YouTube page: How to Mix Acrylic Paint Colors

Can you help me #DoSomethingToEndHomlessness? If you could provide any gift, you would help me reach my goal! Thank you for supporting me and Skid Row Housing Trust!  This end of the year fundraising campaign is active until January 1st 2020.

Jessica Siemens
Donate to my page   

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Delta County's Opportunities to Develop Small Business-New Business Formation UP in Michigan!

Business seems to be pushing in as a leader in new business formation. This is good news if we find that those who were laid off from business have decided they would love to state a business and grow. Starting new business in a Pandemic may not be ideal but the one's that will succeed will also push for increase hiring a few years down the road. Small business are often known to grow fast once they are able to get through their break out stages. 

Delta County Michigan has opportunities to support the micro manufacturing (especially tourism related) in the area in a way that will pay dividends a few years down the road in terms of tax revenue, lifestyle, attracting new revenues and jobs. Escanaba Polo Mallet is a local start-up that supports local growth and may at times invest/support research that helps the community.

Delta County could foster these business start ups to give the young generation the best chance at future success by developing economic clusters so they may innovate off of each other.

In Michigan we have a 61% increase in new business applications in 2020 when compared to 2, 3, & 4 % average in the state over the last decade. 

If you look at the nation as a whole you will find an increase in 38% new business applications when compared to 5,6,7% ish range over the past decade. 

National Source

Thursday, December 17, 2020

3 Free Online Resources to Learn The Basics of Polo

Many have been enthralled by the spectacle that is polo, but few have taken the time and effort to partake in the sport. There are many hours of training, of practicing with your team and running drills amongst each other which can be quite daunting to an outside viewer. A lot of questions run through their minds: do I need to buy a horse, is it expensive, how old do I need to be? However polo is more accessible than those who have little understanding of the sport think, if you find the right resources and utilize them effectively you can be taking polo lessons in no time. 

Three Resources that Can Help You Learn Polo:

"View From My Hotel Room Window" by Jonathan Kos-Read 
licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
There are a plethora of resources online, ranging from the websites of organizations and clubs associated with polo or even YouTube videos that serve as great mediums for teaching polo, however a lot of physical experience in the sport will truly be required to master in the sport well. Watch the online resource and practice alone and with others to get a better knowledge and muscle memory.

U.S. Polo Association: The first website on the list is the website of the United States Polo Association (https://www.uspolo.org), perhaps the most professional entry into this list, this website features a great page for newcomers to the sport. Featuring links to the various rules of polo, answers to many of the aforementioned questions, and even a system to assist people in finding polo lessons. This feature doesn’t just cover adults, but the website can also assist parents in finding lessons for their children. This website also features a great deal of information into the happenings of the wider world of polo. Visitors can browse the news related to polo on this website, and engage socially with others.

Gav Says: Created purely to fulfill the niche of online polo teaching, the website (https://www.gavsays.com/) attempts to fulfill this purpose. On this website a visitor can learn about pretty much any subject related to polo in unprecedented detail. There are video lessons on the proper grip of a mallet, and video lessons for various exercises for beginners which is part of the reason why this website was selected. If you’re looking for more advanced subjects relating to polo, there are some videos about the various tactics a team can use. This website also bears a formidable section teaching about horse handling, which will definitely benefit an individual outside of the sport. A lot of these videos are related to training the horse vital commands, which is definitely necessary for new horse owners. The best part is that the training comes from an individual who definitely knows what they’re talking about, brining 40 years of experience to the table.

PoloIn: The final resource that I’m going to bring to the table isn’t a website, rather a collection of YouTube videos by PoloIn, which I would regard as being incredibly helpful and information packed The content is all in video format which is good for new learners, so that they can visualize the information which is being explained to them.  (https://www.youtube.com/user/inPOLOin). The content also comes in layers, featuring two different series of lessons. One simply referred to as “Polo Lessons” which features the most basic information for a rider to learn, gradually increasing in complexity as the series goes on. While the second series “Professional Polo” deals with the greater intricacies of polo, and the various situations a more experienced rider could find themselves in.

GM is a college student and he writes this article as a method learning and understanding polo himself. Escanaba Polo Mallet Company encourage people to get involved in the sport and is willing to host unique writing on the topic of Polo. If you want to write an article to share on polo please contact escanabapolomalletcompany at gmail.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

History of Polo and the Thrill of the Game!

"The Georgians playing Polo in the Kingdom of Imereti" 
Teramo Castelli, 1640.
The thunder of horses, a sharp SMACK, and the ball goes flying. In the haze of horses chasing a ball it may seem like a cacophony of action, but to a polo player they know exactly what their niche is. Each player was assigned a position with their own role in winning the game for the team, each with the reliance upon the other.

This was the original use of polo by it’s first players, the nomadic tribes of Iran in the 6th century BC, to train cavalrymen and it had spread east and west throughout the world since. There have been records of games played in the past with players numbering up to a hundred horsemen on either side. With so many moving parts, it will take the full attention of the rider, to perceive and be aware of his surroundings and simultaneously attempt to fulfill their role.

It is not a surprise that polo has such a strong continuity. Figures ranging from Saladin, to Emperor Basil the 1st practiced the sport as it found strong ground amongst the upper classes. In the middle ages it could be said the sport spanned from Japan to Constantinople. It would take a long while until it would begin to spread to the west.

The English were the first amongst their western compatriots, adopting polo during their Victorian years. It was in the British Raj that the first English polo clubs began to formulate, such as the Calcutta polo club. By the 1860s, the sport had definitely spread back to Britain; polo clubs would begin to form in mass after official rules were certified. For the British this was in 1874 by it’s governing body, the Herlingham polo association.

From there polo would spread the globe as the “sport of kings”!

Escanaba Polo Mallet Company builds high quality one of a kind polo mallets. This article was written by a young college student. Very nice. We give away much of our profits to charitable causes as they relate to child enrichment, horses, and other worthy causes. https://www.escanabapolomallet.com/

Monday, November 2, 2020

Escanaba Polo Mallet Donations Helps Organizations

Escanaba Polo Mallet Company donates much of its profits to charitable causes (Right now I think all of the profits are being donated) in an effort to make the world a better place. While we are a polo mallet company we are also good actors in our communities. While mallets might be our passion each mallet represents real resources for others. This is where the last quarters revenues and profits were spent.

We are working on raising revenues so that we can donate more in the future. 

1. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

2. Hoof and Heart of Southern Michigan

3. Corazon De Vida Orphanages

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Join a Night in Baja Silent Auction for Orphans

Escanaba supports orphans and spends time helping this group thrive. I'm planning a trip soon in the next few weeks with profits from selling mallets. To help raise awareness of the needs of orphans I'm posting the following announcement. This is an organization I know pretty well and they really have their heart in the right place. Some of the money I raise from my small business goes to help these kids grow up to be healthy and happy neighbors. 

Thursday October 29th, 2020 at 7:00 PM PST. Virtual Gala and Silent Auction "A Night in Baja".
A Night in Baja wouldn't be the same without you.
We are so fortunate to have the support of the most caring and loving community for the past 26 years. After an incredibly challenging year, we want to make sure that everyone can join us in our first virtual event ever, A Night in Baja!
We are releasing a free registration option this weekend. We hope to have you join us to celebrate this very special evening with the Corazon de Vida family. Our silent auction will open up this Monday and it's filled with amazing deals, and the best part is that 100% of the silent and live auctions proceeds support the children!
Let's raise our glasses on a virtual toast, bid, donate and celebrate Corazon de Vida no matter where in the world you are. 
Together, we are keeping hope alive!