The annual Michael Koski Memorial will take place Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21 at Central New York Polo Club and Skaneateles Polo Club, both located in Skaneateles, New York. The tournament will benefit the Polo Training Foundation (PTF) scholarship fund in memory of Michael Koski.

Michael Koski began playing polo on Cornell’s interscholastic team, then later joined the Central New York Polo Club. Michael was loved by all he came into contact with and cared deeply about his horses. During his high school career, his family helped facilitate his passion for polo, traveling with him to clinics like the Viriginia Interscholastic Clinic. He also traveled to Argentina with the Palacios brothers and his instructor, Mario Dino.

Michael attended the University of Maine at Machias. He tragically passed away after a motorcycle accident during his sophomore year. Since the incident, the Central New York Polo Club has sponsored the Michael Koski Memorial. Players travel from all over the Northeast and beyond to honor his memory.

Michael’s parents have also generously helped the next generation of polo players through awarding a scholarship for high school players’ club dues to the Central New York Polo Club and by loaning Michael’s horses to young polo players during the summer season.

There is no age limit for individual players who are interested in competing. Players will enter as individuals and the host committee will form teams. Depending on the number of entries, there may be different levels of play. 

There is no set entry fee to compete in the Michael Koski Memorial, but a $200 donation to the PTF is recommended.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Danny Scheraga at (315)-430-6306.

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