Cindy Serniak

Cindy became a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines in 1977.  In 1986 she suffered a spinal cord injury from a car accident which caused permanent paralysis.

She didn’t give up and she didn’t let the wheelchair stop her from attaining her goals.  When her doctors said she would never have use of her arms and legs again, Cindy fought to regain partial use of her arms.  She returned to college, received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and learned to drive a handicapped equipped van.  Then, in 1991 Cindy realized her dream of returning to work at Southwest Airlines.  She began as the company receptionist, and it wasn’t long before she worked her way up to a Senior Corporate Recruiter, moving from Dallas to Phoenix and ultimately her assignment in Las Vegas.

On November 17, 1999, Herb Kelleher and Colleen Barrett wrote a commendation letter to Cindy.  It reads “How do we spell SOUTHWEST SPIRIT?  CINDY SERNIAK  You really make it shine!  Keep up the great work, Cindy we couldn’t be more proud.”  That was Cindy, full of Southwest SPIRIT and LUV, right up until the time she flew her last flight…. on Angel One.

We, along with Cindy's family, continue to honor her memory and dedicate this tournament in her honor.  (See Cindy's sister's below)

"These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow."
— Sam Snead
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