I have been covering sports for lots of years locally. I was a sport writer for a short time in the mid-80′s for the Union newspaper, and have been here at KNCO covering high school sports since the mid 90′s. Every year I get to meet an inspiring athlete, and met one today during our morning news.
Sydney Zink, a NU senior and Lady Miner golfer, is spearheading a fundraiser for the NU golf teams, Golf For NU Golf. It is set for Sunday, May 20th at Alta Sierra Country Club. It is a four person scramble with check in at 11am and shotgun start at 1pm. Now, as I was chatting with Sydney and coach Hank Davidson, along with fellow senior Jace Tiller, a star on the boys team, I noticed that part of the proceeds for the fundraiser will go to the UC Davis Eye Center. I had to ask why. Turns out that Sydney is blind in one eye and has been a longtime patient at the Eye Center and wanted to thank them for their work and help raise money for research to help those with vision problems. How’s that for maturity and how about overcoming obstacles to play a sport. Great job, Sydney.
Hopefully you can get a foursome together and pack the place on May 2oth. Businesses can also sponsor a hole for 100.00. Cost to golf is 80.00 for adults…40 for NU varsity and JV players. Contact Tammy Tiller at 913-6385. It’s worth it just to meet Sydney and Jace and know that the future looks bright for the class of 2012.