WINSTON-SALEM FIRST TEE OF THE TRIAD PARTICIPANT NAMED SEMIFINALIST FOR RBS ACHIEVERS OF THE YEAR AWARD
GREENSBORO, N.C. – – Sade’cia Riggs, who has participated in programming
from The First Tee of the Triad since 2008, has been named a semifinalist
for the prestigious RBS Achievers of the Year Award recognizing outstanding
participants within The First Tee Network, it was announced today.
Riggs, 16, attends Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, N.C. She is a
member of the class of 2014 and began participating in First Tee of the
Triad programming when the local chapter began at Winston-Salem’s Winston
Lake Golf Club in 2008. In addition to golf, Riggs runs track, participates
in theater and is an accomplished writer. She is an Eagle Level participant
in The First Tee of the Triad Program.
The RBS Achievers Award, sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland, is awarded
to participants who embody one or more of the First Tee core values, but it
is most-often focused on Perseverance. Please see the attached essay Riggs
submitted to be considered for the award; it is provided with permission
from her family.
Nationwide, 10 participants are selected and invited to an awards banquet
during U.S. Open week. This year, the U.S. Open will be played at the
Olympic Club in San Francisco. Riggs and her father, Norm, will attend the
festivities in San Francisco during the week of June 11, 2012. The actual
awards banquet is Wednesday, June 13. The 10 participants will each receive
$2,000 to apply to their post-high school education, and two finalists will
each receive $10,000 for their post-high school education.
“We are all so incredibly proud of Sade’cia and all she has accomplished,”
The First Tee of the Triad CEO Mike Barber said. “We all know the many
wonderful things The First Tee network can do for kids, but when you meet
someone like Sade’cia and understand all she has overcome in her life, you
really understand what it’s all about and why we all do what we do. She is
an inspiration to all of us, and we wish her the best of luck in San