Monday, March 7, 2011

Someone you should know: Sanders Hicks


 Sanders Hicks takes photos at the Evanston Northshore Speed Skating Open at
Robert Crown Ice Center in Evanston, Sunday March 7, 2011.
Sanders Hicks, known as Sam, founded the Evanston Speed Skating Club in 1966. He's member of
the National Speed Skating Hall of Fame and was Olympic speed skater Shani Davis' first coach.

This year the Evanston Speed Skating Open renamed of the 1000 Meter races
for both men and women as the Sam Hicks Classic. 

In 1980, Sam became Evanston's first African American fire chief.

More photos from the Open by Joel Lerner are on Facebook.

Side note: Tip of the hat to Harry Porterfield with the Someone You Should Know reference.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I'm trying to find Sam's contact information so that I can order an image from him. Do you have his contact information, please? Thanks!