Escape Employees Help Sierra College Athletics Raise Money
On June 28th, a brave group of Escape employees, aka Escapees, battled the undulations and hills of Rocklin. No, we didn’t do a trail run, we blazed our way through 18 holes of pure bliss on the golf course. Our pain and suffering was for a great cause, “The Annual Sierra College Golf Classic” put on by the Sierra College Foundation to raise money for their athletic teams.
My connection to the Sierra College Women’s golf team came about by pure chance seven years ago. I was attending a funeral of my former golf course boss’s wife when I ran into an acquaintance of mine from back in the mid 1970’s. Kim Silva (Kim Catherine then) was a young girl that I played golf with from time to time at Sherwood Greens where I worked (in Salinas, CA). As we reminisced about the old days I discovered that she played on the LPGA tour for about 10 years and is now a Class A LPGA Teaching Professional at Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin. Later that year, we played golf together again, and I found out that she was going to be the new Sierra College Women’s Golf Coach. She has done a outstanding job building a strong team that won the California Community College Athletic Association Championship in 2016.
This year’s tournament helped raise over $40,000 for Sierra College athletics teams. I am proud to say that Escape Technology employees have participated in the Sierra College fund raising golf tournament for the last 6 years. A special thanks to everyone at the office who backed up these Escapees while they were battling the elements and that crazy little golf ball that has a mind of its own.