Party Watch

Young professionals, 400 strong, swarm over Houston Polo Club for party high on hats, long on fun

400 young professionals swarm over Houston Polo Club for pony partying

Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Adam andElizabeth Wilhite, Presley Bourquein
Auction chairs Adam and Elizabeth Wilhite, left, with event chair Presley Bourquein. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography
Yellowstone Academy,  polo party, May 2015 Margaret Pearce, Ashley Schulte, Morgan Bocca
Margaret Pearce, from left, Ashley Schulte and Morgan Bocca. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography
Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Diana Obulaney
Teams at play during the Yellowstone Academy divot stomp party. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography
Yellowstone Academy,  polo party, May 2015 Kevin Pollak and Andrea Lopez
Kevin Pollak and Adrea Lopez. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography
Yellowstone Academy,  polo party, May 2015 Holly A.N. Smith, Kathryn Hamilton
Holly A.N. Smith, left, and Kathryn Hamilton. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography
Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Diana Obulaney
Diana Obulaney. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography
Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Diana Obulaney
Helping stomp the divots at the Yellowstone Academy event. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography
Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Solomiya Zinko
Solomiya Zinko. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography
Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Kristin Britt and Tamaika Arquese
Kristin Britt, left, and Tamaika Arqese. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography
Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Diana Obulaney
Lovely lady at the Yellowstone divot stomp. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography
Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Drew and Courtney Prochaska
Drew and Courtney Prochaska. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography
Yellowstone Academy,  polo party, May 2015 Frank Tsuru - President of Yellowstone Academy's Board of Directors and Presley Bourquein
 Yellowstone Academy board chair Frank Tsuru and Presley Bourquein. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography
Yellowstone Academy,  polo party, May 2015 Collin Johansen, Anne Peetz, Jasmine and Michael Collins
Collin Johansen, from left, Anne Peetz, and Jasmine and Michael Collins. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography
Yellowstone Academy,  polo party, May 2015 Kelly Crystal, Thomas Crystal, Caroline Crystal, Lily Allen, Lauren Allen, Luke Allen, and Owen Allen
Kelly Crystal, from left, Thomas Crystal, Caroline Crystal, Lily Allen, Lauren Allen, Luke Allen and Owen Allen. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography
Yellowstone Academy,  polo party, May 2015 Collin Johansen, Anne Peetz, Jasmine and Michael Collins
Toddlers getting into the divot stomping. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography
Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Adam andElizabeth Wilhite, Presley Bourquein
Yellowstone Academy,  polo party, May 2015 Margaret Pearce, Ashley Schulte, Morgan Bocca
Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Diana Obulaney
Yellowstone Academy,  polo party, May 2015 Kevin Pollak and Andrea Lopez
Yellowstone Academy,  polo party, May 2015 Holly A.N. Smith, Kathryn Hamilton
Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Diana Obulaney
Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Diana Obulaney
Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Solomiya Zinko
Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Kristin Britt and Tamaika Arquese
Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Diana Obulaney
Yellowstone Academy, polo party, May 2015 Drew and Courtney Prochaska
Yellowstone Academy,  polo party, May 2015 Frank Tsuru - President of Yellowstone Academy's Board of Directors and Presley Bourquein
Yellowstone Academy,  polo party, May 2015 Collin Johansen, Anne Peetz, Jasmine and Michael Collins
Yellowstone Academy,  polo party, May 2015 Kelly Crystal, Thomas Crystal, Caroline Crystal, Lily Allen, Lauren Allen, Luke Allen, and Owen Allen
Yellowstone Academy,  polo party, May 2015 Collin Johansen, Anne Peetz, Jasmine and Michael Collins

What: Young Friends of Yellowstone Academy sixth annual "Stomping of the Divots" fundraiser.

Where: Houston Polo Club.

The 411: Yellowstone Academy second grade teacher Presley Bourquein stepped into the role of event chair for this lively fundraiser that saw a turnout of more than 400 young professionals and their children. Kentucky Derby-worthy hats were de rigueur among the fashionable guests.

Kudos to the young community individuals who almost doubled last year's proceeds by bringing in $79,000, which goes directly to support Yellowstone students, who are economically disadvantaged, with a high quality faith-based education. 

Contributing to the event's success were auction chairs Elizabeth and Adam Wilhite.

Who: Yellowstone Academy board president Frank Tsuru, Yellowstone executive director Ryan Dolibois, auction chairs Elizabeth and Adam Wilhite, Tamaika Arqese, Kevin Pollak and Andrea Lopez, Diana Obulaney, Jasmine and Michael Collins, Margaret Pearce, Ashley Schulte and Morgan Bocca.