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Catalog Number 2009.030.009
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Jeff Atkinson of Aragon High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 9, 1999. Plaque includes image of Atkinson and a brief biography: "Jeff Atkinson, a graduate of Aragon High School in San Mateo, became a prominent member of a relatively small fraternity in a sport that few know well: Polo. He developed his interest in horses and riding through his late grandfather, L.C. Smith. Over a 20-year career, Atkinson achieved a ranking that placed him among the top 2 percent of all polo players worldwide. His teams won more than 500 matches that period. In 1988, he led a team to the finals of the U.S. Open."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Jeff Atkinson Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 9, 1999
Inscription Text "Made in / Mexico" (small rectangular black and brown sticker, back top center)

"Alpine Awards, Inc. / 6 locations / to better serve you! / Sunnyvale..." (medium rectangular black and gold sticker, back top center)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
San Mateo
Aragon High School
Polo
Horses
Atkinson, Jeff
Subjects Sports
Polo
People Atkinson, Jeff