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.
The Goose Creek Cup proceeds benefit Downtown Sheridan’s, long standing commitment for Goose Creek restoration and revitalization efforts. To date, we have raised over $200,000 for Goose Creek improvements. With the completion of Phases I & II thru Kendrick and South Park, we are looking forward to beginning Phase III, the “River Walk” thru Downtown Sheridan.
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 75% of the pot!) and an auction for the autographed game balls from each chukker and the long drive competition. There will be plenty of divot stomping and a kid’s foot race!
Goose Creek Polo Cup
July 29th, 2012 Schedule
2:30pm Sponsors Arrive
3:00pm Gates Open
Sponsor Pre-Party Begins
5:00pm High Goal Polo Game Begins
Halftime (conclusion of 2nd Chukker)
Champagne Divot Stomping
Kids Foot Races
6:15pm Polo Player Awards
Long Drive Calcutta
Long Drive Competition
7:00pm Post Party
Big Horn Equestrian Center
Live Music Concession & Cash Bar
DSA invites you to sponsor a VIP tent for a donation of $1000. A tent sponsorship provides an excellent opportunity to entertain clients or host family and friends for a day filled with entertainment, activities and the excitement of a live polo match. Tent assignments in proximity to the Grandstands will be based on a first come first serve basis, so please sign up early to sponsor a tent.
Sponsorship Benefits include:
· Six Priority Parking Passes for early admission
· The Tally Ho Mule Drawn Wagon Shuttle Services between activities and the polo field
· An exclusive Pre-Party at the Barns, where you will meet the Polo Players & Ponies, while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks
· A private tent with twelve chairs and gourmet food & beverage cooler
· 6 Commemorative Goose Creek Cup Caps
· Sponsorship recognition during Post Game activities
· Post Party at the Big Horn Equestrian Center with live music, concessions & cash bar
· Sponsors will be able to display signage or banners on their tent, will be included in the program and will be named in a post thank you ad
Goose Creek Stream Restoration Project
Phase I & II
v 2001-Downtown Sheridan Association funded a Master Plan that addressed the beautification and restoration of Big and Little Goose Creeks through downtown Sheridan.
v 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.
v 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.
v 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.
v 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.