Nantucket Athletic Department Receives $25K Donation From Sankaty

David Creed •

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Nantucket Athletic Director Travis Lombardi and varsity golf head coach Sam Herrick were given a $25,000 donation at Sankaty Golf on Monday by Rick Durkes, Chairman of the 2021 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, which will be used to continue developing the high school's golf program.

"I can't thank the US Mid Amateur Championship and their Committee, as well Sankaty Head Golf Club enough for this very generous donation," Lombardi said. "A special thank you needs to go out to Edward Sanford and Rick Durkes for making this happen behind the scenes. These funds will be instrumental in the continued development of our growing golf program here at the Nantucket Public Schools. Our golf program has become extremely popular over the last few years and engaging in a community partnership like this one will only help our student athletes become better golfers."

Durkes said the 2021 US Mid-Amateur championship at Sankaty Head GC was incredibly successful and allowed them to make a significant contribution to the NHS golf program. Herrick, who will be entering his first season as the program's head coach, said he couldn't be more appreciative of the generous gesture.

"The golf program has been and is growing exponentially," Herrick said. "Without Sankaty’s contribution, it would be very difficult to provide the resources and time to a group of driven and deserving student athletes. We are extremely thankful to the board and administration at Sankaty who made it all happen."

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