Polo on The Lawn 2005

The 4th Annual Polo on The Lawn charity match for the U.S.P.A. sanctioned Henry S. Miller Cup opened the season at Las Colinas Polo Club Sunday May 1. Over $45,000 was raised for The Family Place, a charity established in 1986 to help victims of domestic violence in north Texas. According to Dena Miller, Co-chair of the event, a record crowd of over 500 people attended this year’s event “perfect weather graced the Dallas area and provided us the perfect backdrop to watch an exciting polo match and raise much needed funds for The Family Place.”

The polo match was a 12-goal game between Henry S. Miller and Intergame for the U.S.P.A sanctioned Henry S. Miller Cup. Both teams generously sponsored the event and provided an exciting 6 chukker game. Throwing out the game ball was Jamie Story, Miss Texas. The HSM team, consisting of brothers Vaughn Miller (1) and Greg Miller (0), Oscar Bermudez (4) and Pelone Escapite (5) (who won MVP) took the win with a final score of 10-8 over the Intergame team of Sophie Gleeson (0), Brodie Donovan (3), Chad Kraml (3) and Greg Kyete (6).

The days events could be enjoyed from the elegant VIP pavilion hosted by Maggianos Italian Ristorante and Barefoot Cellars, in the grandstands, picnicking on the lawn or from your tailgate. Javiers Gourmet Mexicana sponsored the margarita bar and Sambuca sponsored the martini bar, beer donated by Heineken. PD Johnsons provided boxed lunches. Close to $40,000 was raised by generous sponsors Henry S. Miller, Dr. Milinda Morris M.D., CityHomes, the Gleeson family, SNK Realty, and Title Texas, as well as from the silent auction, raffle of a Lincoln Navigator weekend package from John Eagle and the live auction of an Arabian filly donated by Marilyn Hoffman of Hoffman International Properties.

Guests included event chairs Dena Miller, Kristin Gray and Heather McClure, honorary chair Alexa Conomos, from Dallas WFAA channel 8, club president Jesse Pruitt and his wife Leslie, Norman and Toni Brinker, Robert and Tamara Payne, Ken Trauth, Sr., Vance and Tincy Miller among many polo players and fans too numerous to mention.

Photos included were provided by award winning photographer Kim Kumphart and Barry Benton and may be used for publication with this news release (provide credit to photographer).

For more information contact: Dena Miller 214-533-8997 or Scott Lancaster 214-952-7935

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Photography was provided by renowned polo photographer Kim Kimphart. Click on the Thumbnails to enlarge the pics (300 dpi print quality) permission has been given from the photographer to publish these pics in association with this story. Provide photo credit to:

Kim Kumphart, www.kimkphoto.com