Eugene Yang, Ernie Wright, Sharon Culver Considine, and Said Shaba Colina Park May 2013
Thought I would relate to you a journey for me back to our Alma Mater. Last Spring I was working on the Chuck Courtney Scholarship Fund Raiser in Rancho Santa Fe. The committee selects two high school seniors from San Diego County for four year scholarships at the colleges of their choice. Chuck Courtney was raised in San Diego and was an Amateur Golfer who won lots of tournaments at the Junior level, moving on to the PGA Tour where he was also very successful. The selection of the scholars involves several attributes: GPA, high school activities, charitable endeavors and must be involved with golf.
The committee works a lot with Pro Kids Golf. One site is at Colina Park Golf Course and that is where our two winners this year were found. Eugene Yang and Said Shaba were both students at Crawford, and I had a chance to meet with them in May at Colina Park. They are wonderful young men and both are headed to UC Berkeley. At Crawford, Eugene was ASB President and Said was ASB Treasurer; both have 4.0+ GPAs. We should be proud of them! Plus Said will have the opportunity to play on the Berkeley Golf Team!
I have attached a photo of our get-together at Colina Park next to the bust of former Charger Player, Ernie Wright. Ernie took this golf course "under his wing" in the 80's and transformed it into the beautiful course it is today.
The boys could not believe I had attended Crawford so many years ago; I had taken my 1960 Centaur year book with me which they loved looking at. I wish them much luck as they begin their collegiate journeys as they have worked very, very hard for this opportunity -- Sharon Culver Considine 60