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.

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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.