Scholarship to honor golfer Daly's memory
A scholarship fund has been established to honor the memory of San Ramon Valley High School alumna and nationally recognized golfer Maggie Daly, who died in a car crash last month.
Daly, 18, was a standout golfer, who was well-liked and consistently praised for her maturity, skill and ability to focus on the game. Last fall, she enrolled in Santa Barbara City College, where she led her team to victory at the California Community College Association Women's Golf State Championships.
Her parents, Gene and Kathy Daly have started a memorial scholarship fund to honor her memory at Santa Barbara City College. They hope to raise a total of $5,000 so that they can offer an annual scholarship of $500 in their daughter's name.
So far, the fund has raised $1,700 from loved ones, friends and acquaintances, and her family hopes that others might chip in as well toward their goal. Also, any excess money would also be used to start a revolving annual memorial scholarship at San Ramon Valley High in her name, her father said.
This year, a $500 scholarship in Maggie's name will also be presented to a golfing student at San Ramon Valley High through a joint donation by Alamo-based On Track Learning, which is owned by her former tutor, Dan Harrington, and her parents.
"We don't want her legacy to be the accident," her father said. "We wanted it to be the fun and success she had in golf."
To donate or for more information, log onto the Maggie Daly Memorial Scholarship Fund donation page at http://www.gofundme.com/938uj8.
-- Joyce Tsai, Staff
Gallery seeks entries for juried art exhibition
Danville's Village Theatre Art Gallery is looking for entries for its fourth annual juried exhibition, "Everyday Beauty," which will run June 27 through Aug. 16.
The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. May 30. All media will be considered and artists of all ages accepted, whether established, emerging or hobbyists.
The theme of the exhibition will be everyday beauty that "calls us to express mindfulness, to take a deep breath, to look and listen for the rhythms of forms that surround us -- old leather shoes, a footstep on crackling leaves, a stranger's greeting and apple pie a la mode," said Kathryn Wills, the town's Curatorial Committee member. "We are invited to observe the familiar and uplift its status to enrich our creative, viewing experience."
Micaëla van Zwoll, an independent curator and consultant with strong ties to the contemporary fine arts community in San Francisco, will serve as the exhibition's juror. As director of Micaëla Gallery, she is a philanthropist and collector who has worked closely with emerging and established artists.
-- Joyce Tsai, Staff