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September 13, 2021

Contact: Pat Reeder
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-343-8129

Will Rogers Legacy Cup Polo Match a Tribute to Oklahoma’s Favorite Son

CLAREMORE, Okla. — One part of the legacy of Oklahoma’s Favorite Son Will Rogers was his love of polo. His sons played, his grandsons played, and a polo field at his California ranch in view of his front porch is still the scene of regular play. The Tulsa Polo Club will celebrate Will’s love of polo with the Will Rogers Legacy Cup polo match on Saturday, September 18, at Mohawk Park’s Oxley Field in Tulsa. The event is sponsored by the Will Rogers Memorial Foundation, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.

Gates open at 4 p.m., the match begins at 5 p.m. An awards ceremony is planned for 7 p.m. with live music following until 10 p.m. There will be a cash bar, food trucks and kids’ activities and entertainment. A ceremony naming a new Will Rogers Scout District will also be a part of the day’s activities. A big screen TV will be available for watching the OSU/Boise State football game.

“We will have a member appreciation tent for members of the Will Rogers Memorial Foundation so we can say ‘Thank You’ to everyone that has supported our efforts to expand the legacy of Will Rogers,” said Bill Biard, president of the Will Rogers Memorial Foundation.

Tickets range $10–$250, with free admission and free food for Will Rogers Memorial Foundation members with member ID card. Scouts are admitted free, and Scouts’ families will be admitted at half price (cash if possible). For additional information, to register, and to purchase tickets, please visit willrogers.com.

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


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