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Dena Miller is the Dallas Editor for Miss A. She has been described by Style Network as a "Queen Bee". Formerly a glam rock scene Diva, Dena is now a Socialite on the Dallas philanthropy scene, specializing in Polo events that benefit women's and children's causes.

While never forgetting her small town roots from a Midwestern farming community in rural Missouri, she’s fit right in the “Big D” since coming here in 1984. After 11 years of promoting the music scene, hobnobbing with the most popular bands from coast to coast, she switched gears after meeting her husband at the first Polo match she ever attended. Always one for excitement, Polo became her new rock n roll.
With her marriage and new found passion for polo, came Philanthropy. Miller founded the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas in 2005 with the goal of promoting the Sport of Kings in north Texas via charity events for causes that are close to her heart. To date the LPA has raised over $500,000 for causes such as domestic violence, children with serious medical needs, therapeutic horsemanship, the Polo Training Foundation, children’s advocacy and food drives for north Texas food Bank. When not working on her own events she is attending Charity luncheons and balls as well as volunteering at golf tournaments and Special Olympics events. She is a member of the USPA Equine Welfare committee and on Board of Dress For Succes Dallas.

Writing has been a lifetime passion of Dena’s. Besides working on a book that proceeds will benefit domestic violence organizations, and writing for two national polo magazines, is a frequent contributor to Dallas area publications, winning Best Contributor Award from Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo, she is co-authoring a book on the phenomenon of cyber bullying by adult women, referred to as Cyber Harrassment.

5th Annual Polo For The Planet To Benefit North Texas Food Bank Drive

PrintThe fifth annual Polo for the Planet will be held June 8 at Prestonwood Polo and Country Club. Produced by the Ladies Polo Auxiliary this is a fun, educational event with a mission to educate the community on recycling programs, sustainable living, energy efficient products, gardening and organic foods.

On the same day, a global conference on nutrition for growth sponsored by the UK and Brazil will be held to fund a trilateral initiative to fight malnutrition in the poorest parts of the world. Malnutrition kills 2.5 million children under the age of five each year. In recognition of this global crisis and the many hungry that we have right here in North Texas, non-perishable food items will be collected for the North Texas Food Bank. For more ways to help serve the internationally hungry, visit Heifer International. To help feed the locally hungry, please bring a bag of non-perishable food items that will be delivered to the North Texas Food Bank or share the wealth and donate on-line.

Regular polo attendees Julie Kay Harris Krause and Laura Junti always bring something to share! Photo by Dena Miller

Regular polo attendees Julie Kay Harris Krause and Laura Junti always bring something to share!
(Photo credit: Dena Miller)

Pack a picnic lunch (adult libations OK) and bring the family for an action-packed day in the country. You won’t want to miss Polo for the Planet, an eco-themed event that combines environmental awareness and the excitement of polo, the “Sport of Kings.” Shop  Green Pavilion vendors such as In A Pickle Foods, Dallas Soap Company, Simply Livly, Joanne Taylor Jewelry, the Dread Head Chef and more. Attendees will get to sample Veev Acai Spirits by enjoying a complimentary Veev Champagne Cocktail during the traditional Divot Stomp. Grandstand seating is open on a first come, first seated basis. Let the kids enjoy the crowd favorite bounce house. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Now accepting vendor applications to display your green product, service or educational information in the GREEN PAVILION. Email pr@prestonwoodpolo.com for details.

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Belmont Stakes Live: 5:30 p.m.
Polo Match: 5:45 p.m.
Champagne Divot Stomp: 6:45 p.m.
Awards: 7:45 p.m.

WHERE:
Prestonwood Polo and Country Club
525 Yacht Club Road
Oak Point, TX

TICKETS: $10 or a sack of non perishable food items per person
Children 12 and under FREE
Purchase tickets here.

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