Inductee to the Polo Hall of Fame

S.K. (Skey) Johnston, Jr.
Elected February 17, 2001

Polo needs more friends like Skey Johnston. In addition to playing the game as one of the last of the left-handed players, he was a man who gave of himself to benefit the sport on a variety of levels. At the club level, Skey was a long-time president of the well-respected Gulfstream Polo Club in Florida. His teams have played in a wide range of tournaments, both at the club and national levels. On the international level, Skey advocated polo's return to the Olympics.

Skey gave many years of tireless service to the USPA. He served as USPA Vice President from 1979-1989, President from 1980-1984 and as Chairman from 1984-1988. He will always be remembered and respected for being fair-minded.

Skey's promotion of Coca-Cola in the sport of polo greatly benefited many clubs and tournament events, provding much needed corporate involvement. For his many contributions to the sport he loved, he was awarded the Hugo Dalmar Trophy in 1982 for exemplary sportsmanship.

 

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