As Princeton looks again at fielding a team for polo (cover story, April 22), the sport of kings, it should be seen in part through a prism of community service. Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Stanford, and other prestigious educational institutions have a community focus for their polo clubs.

Secondary-school students from disadvantaged backgrounds can learn to play polo. A horse in a teamwork-oriented, competitive environment is not concerned with ethnicity. Excellence is the result of hard work, control, and understanding.

In Southside Virginia we have established the nonprofit corporation EQUS Inc. to work with secondary-school children, teaching polo. EQUS would like nothing better than to become the “Blairstown” in southern Virginia for the Princeton polo club and team.

Robert Jiranek ’52
Danville, Va.