Sport of kings
The sport of polo has been part of Tulsa’s history since 1936.
Jacqi Casey is the third generation of Caseys to be involved in the Center Polo Classic. She was named “player of the game” at the 2016 polo match fundraiser.
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The sport of polo has been part of Tulsa’s history since 1936, when Southern Hills Country Club was built, along with the city’s first polo field for private matches. The fast-paced game caught the attention of Tulsa businessman John T. Oxley in 1956. Oxley built the polo fields at Mohawk Park and began playing there in 1958. Regular play at the park ceased with Oxley’s death in 1996.
In 2013, the Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges brought polo back to Mohawk Park with an annual fundraiser. Now, the Center Polo Classic is a two-day event that spectators and participants look forward to each year. Ticket holders can enjoy the “sport of kings,” live and silent auctions, an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and meeting the polo players.