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Museum association hosts polo fundraiser to help make arts accessible to all

By Camille Doty
March 25, 2012 at 12:01 p.m.
Updated March 24, 2012 at 10:25 p.m.

The Victoria Regional Museum Association will host the Polo at McFaddin fundraiser Saturday afternoon.  Proceeds benefit exhibits at the Nave Museum.

IF YOU GO:

When: 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday Where: The McFaddin Ranch, How much: $80 adults; $25 children, 12 years and younger

For more info: Call 361-575-8227 or email vrma@victoriaregionalmuseum.com.

To get there: From Victoria: Take U.S. Highway 77 toward Refugio, turn left on Farm-to-Market Road 445, turn right on McCan Road.

Polo isn't just a rich man's game anymore.

Members of the Victoria Regional Museum Association want to expose the whole community to this form of entertainment.

On Saturday afternoon, the McFaddin Ranch will be filled with professional polo players galloping on their horses, and striking a little white ball in a space comparable to nine football fields as part of the association's fundraiser Polo at McFaddin Ranch.

"It's interesting and something you don't see all the time," said Susan Morrison, the event's publicity chair.

The day will include polo matches, gourmet tailgate tastings, beer and wine, live and silent auctions, live music, and a kids' corral.

"It's going to be a great event, and for some, an adventure," said Kate Garcia, the 2012 polo chair.

The arts group resurrected the polo fundraiser four years ago because of the overwhelming interest, Morrison said.

Proceeds from the Polo at McFaddin event help to fund exhibits at the Nave Museum.

"We want arts to be available to the community. Art is for everyone," Garcia said.

Morrison said Crossroads residents deserve the same luxuries as the royalty in England.

"If it's good enough for Prince William and Prince Harry, it's good enough for Victoria," she said.

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