The “Goose Creek” High Goal Polo Cup is back!
The Downtown Sheridan Association (DSA) is proud to once again, be partnering with The Flying H Polo Club and the Skey Johnston Family, to bring you the, “Highest Rated Polo Game” in the US this summer. This is a unique opportunity for our community to experience some of the world’s best (highest rated) polo horses and players, with our beloved Big Horn Mountains as the backdrop.
Proceeds are used to support DSA and their mission to enhance, preserve and promote Downtown Sheridan, including our ongoing efforts to support stream restoration in Sheridan. To this date, Goose Creek Polo Cup has raised more then $245,000 for improvements to Goose Creek. Grants from Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resources Trust as well as MDU Foundation also contribute to the Goose Creek project.
This High Goal Polo Fund Raising Event will be held at the Flying H Polo Club on Bird Farm Road in Big Horn.
In addition, there will be a Calcutta for a Long Drive Competition (bid on which player you think can drive the ball the farthest and win!) There will be plenty of divot stomping and a kid’s foot race!
Goose Creek Stream Restoration Project
Phase I & II
- 2001 – Downtown Sheridan Association funded a Master Plan that addressed the beautification and restoration of Big and Little Goose Creeks through downtown Sheridan.
- 2005 – Downtown Sheridan Association and the City of Sheridan contracted with Steady Stream Hydrology for a feasibility study on Big & Little Goose Creek enhancements with grants from the State Chapter of Trout Unlimited and City funds.
- 2007 – Flying H Polo and the Skey Johnston Family chose Downtown Sheridan Association as the benefactor for the proceeds of a High Goal Polo Match; the “Goose Creek Cup”. Downtown Sheridan Association received grants from MDU and the Wyoming Wildlife & Natural Resource Trust. Combined these funds totaled $195,000.
- 2008 – Flying H Polo and the Skey Johnston Family once more allows the Downtown Sheridan Association to host the “Goose Creek Cup” fundraiser. Sufficient money has been raised to contract for Phase I of the Goose Creek Stream Restoration Project thru Kendrick Park. Restoration is completed in October.
- 2011 – Demonstration Rain Garden (helps protect stream water quality by reducing storm water pollution) is installed at the Downtown Sheridan Association, with a grant from the Sheridan County Conservation District. Downtown Sheridan Association partially funds the completion of South Park Stream enhancements, in cooperation with Sheridan County Conservation District and the City of Sheridan.