From left, Mike Smyth, Darla Smyth, Chet Burton and Nate Mackinnon of Team NSHE won the 2018 Golf Classic on Friday at Toiyabe Golf Club.
Former Western Nevada College President Chet Burton and Vice Chancellor of Community Colleges Nate Mackinnon were part of the winning team for Golf for Education, WNC Foundation’s 19th annual Golf Classic on Friday at Toiyabe Golf Club.
Besides Burton and Mackinnon, Team NSHE’s winning foursome included Darla Smyth and Mike Smyth.
Team NSHE won the 18-hole scramble tournament presented by Northern Nevada Development Authority and Blockchains with an impressive score of 46 for 18 holes or 26 under par.
Emphasizing WNC’s importance to the community, many local celebrities came out to support the event including NSHE regent Carol Del Carlo’s husband George Del Carlo, Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury, Campagni Automotive group owner Dick Campagni, Carson City Toyota General Manager Dana Whaley and Lyon County Superintendent Wayne Workman.
Additional sponsors included Greater Nevada Credit Union, Allison MacKenzie, Campagni Auto Group’s Carson City Toyota and Capital Ford, Dixon Golf, Edward Jones’ Carson City Office, Classic Finishes, Beverage Technologies, United Federal Credit Union, Amada Senior Care, Briggs Electric and Quick Space.
“Over 30 volunteers from the college and the community generously gave their time and talent to make this event memorable for our golfers!” said Niki Gladys, Executive Director of the WNC Foundation. “We could not successfully hold this tournament without their help. Luckily, the weather cooperated and made this a fun day for everyone!”
The WNC Foundation event supports workforce development in the region by helping educate students to meet the growing labor demands in industries such as manufacturing, cyber security, nursing, welding and automotive.