Wednesday, October 22, 2014
   
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Fiala and friends return to Wild Horse Golf Club

Adrian Fiala will bring another group of notable Huskers to Gothenburg for the 13th annual Husker Heritage Golf Tournament on Saturday at Wild Horse Golf Course.

While Fiala hopes everyone plays well and enjoys themselves, the primary goal is to raise as much money as possible for TeamMates, the mentoring program started by Tom and Nancy Osborne. The program aims to help youths reach their potential through additional guidance and support.

In past years, the event raised approximately $5,000. Fiala hopes this year will be another success.

The former Husker football and baseball player will have more than 20 former Husker athletes on hand to help. Among them is Curt Tomasevicz, who walked onto the Husker football team in the early 2000s and later won a gold medal in the bobsled at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Each group of golfers will be matched with a former Husker for the round with the top three finishers receiving a trophy. There will also be a variety of pin prizes scattered throughout the course.

Tomasevicz is expected to speak at a dinner following the golf tourney. There will also be five items, including Husker tickets, up for auction with proceeds benefitting TeamMates.

The event will be kicked off on Friday night with a barbecue hosted by the Nebraska Pork Producers. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at the Wild Horse clubhouse.

Fiala has seen the tournament grow since its beginning in 2002. He credits a great golf course and community for the growth. So long as the weather cooperates, Fiala expects this year’s tournament to be another strong showing of support.

There is still room for a couple of more groups. If interested, you can contact the course at 308-537-7700. The public is also welcome to come out and enjoy the event.