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M. D. Anderson Hospital, Polo On The Prairie

M. D. Anderson Hospital, Polo On The Prairie

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M. D. Anderson Hospital, Polo On The Prairie

M. D. Anderson Hospital, Polo On The Prairie

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M. D. Anderson Hospital, Polo On The Prairie

M. D. Anderson Hospital, Polo On The Prairie

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Nicolas and Liecie Hollis

Nicolas and Liecie Hollis

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Kolby Lowe, Megan Williamson and Cari Heatly

Kolby Lowe, Megan Williamson and Cari Heatly

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Josh Allen and Jakob Allen

Josh Allen and Jakob Allen

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Jerry Jeff Walker

Jerry Jeff Walker

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Hugo Nuñez

Hugo Nuñez

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Polo on the Prairie Fireworks

Polo on the Prairie Fireworks

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Daron and Valerie Gribble, Rita and Jeff Crenshaw and Devin Phillips

Daron and Valerie Gribble, Rita and Jeff Crenshaw and Devin Phillips

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Cristal Rose, Kristan Renshaw, DeAnn Hegi and Katie Vaughn

Cristal Rose, Kristan Renshaw, DeAnn Hegi and Katie Vaughn

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Bob Brigham and Jerry Jeff Walker

Bob Brigham and Jerry Jeff Walker

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Andree Halpin, MollyMusselman and Robert Halpin

Andree Halpin, MollyMusselman and Robert Halpin

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Polo on the Range Ambiance

Polo on the Range Ambiance

Prairie Polo Tradition Triumphs In West Texas

By Jake Gaines      Photography courtesy of Polo on the Prairie

THE SCENE:  More than 800 guests from across West Texas gathered at the Musselman Brothers’ Lazy 3 Ranch in Albany, Texas for the 31st annual Polo on the Prairie in support of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The event featured Texas country music legend Jerry Jeff Walker, who made his iconic return to the Polo stage, where he previously played 20 years ago.

THE VIBE:  Cool temperatures and a slick field forced an early end for the game for the safety of the polo players and horses, but that didn’t stop the crowd from sticking around late into the night. Guests enjoyed Joe Allen’s Pit Bar-B-Que served “chuck-wagon” style and peach cobbler before dancing the night away to the twang of Jerry Jeff Walker’s guitar. Bob Brigham, Senior Vice President at M.D. Anderson, offered welcoming remarks, and cancer survivor Daron Gribble shared a personal testimonial about his fight with the disease. Ending on an optimistic note, a fabulous display of fireworks capped off the evening.

THE CAUSE:  Henry Musselman, a longtime member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors, and his wife Melinda chaired the event that broke fundraising records this year, raising more than $436,000 for lifesaving patient programs and innovative research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. To date, Polo on the Prairie has contributed more than $5.7 million for patient care, research and education initiatives at MD Anderson. These efforts touch cancer patients worldwide. The institution ranks as one of the world’s most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention.