SEVERE WX : Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Ashland Resident Sees "Ageless Dream" Come True at AHS Girls Basketball Game

You're never too old to dream and for 83-year-old Wayne Frink, attending a live sporting event was a dream that finally came true Tuesday night.

Posted: Feb 21, 2018 4:05 PM
Updated: Feb 21, 2018 4:19 PM

ASHLAND -- Wayne Frink is an 83-year-old resident of Skylark Assisted Living and an avid sports fan. Spend a little time with him and that much will be clear. 

"He talks about sports all the time. He loves sports. If you get to know Wayne or even talk to him for five minutes, he'll go on and on about sports," Skylark assistant administrator Caley Johnson said. 

His dream for a long time now, has been to attend a sporting event in person. According to him and Skylark employees, he hadn't done that since his high school days. Thanks to Skylark's "Ageless Dream" program, that changed on Tuesday night. 

"We like to do something special that's always been a dream for one of our residents and Wayne's was going to a live sporting event," Johnson said. 

Skylark and Ashland High School teamed up to have him in attendance for their girls basketball home game against Crater on Tuesday. The Grizzlies' team all signed a shirt for Wayne, which he received and wore at the game. 

"It's different than what I'm accustomed to," Frink said, "I don't get out and about like I used to."

That means not getting out in front of a lot of people like he did Tuesday, sitting in the front row, one of the best seats in the house. 

"The last time I stood before a platoon of people, I was in the Army," Frink said. 

Out of the routine of the day-to-day, Frink enjoyed himself as he saw Crater and Ashland battle it out on the court. He said there's just one small thing that would have made his experience even better. 

"I'd like to have my lady friend with me," Frink said. 

His dream of attending a live sporting event already came true, so what's to keep Wayne from continuing to dream big?

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 66333

Reported Deaths: 826
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah15240213
Washington903896
Marion8436130
Clackamas547276
Umatilla415648
Lane389037
Jackson343623
Malheur231839
Deschutes195514
Yamhill158216
Linn127518
Polk107615
Douglas82215
Jefferson77311
Benton7197
Union7172
Klamath6854
Morrow6257
Lincoln56513
Wasco47918
Josephine4434
Columbia4383
Coos3901
Hood River3661
Clatsop3350
Baker2593
Crook1986
Grant1231
Tillamook1120
Curry1052
Lake1010
Harney871
Wallowa702
Sherman230
Gilliam210
Wheeler30
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1128219

Reported Deaths: 18753
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3706367446
San Bernardino851761129
Riverside815651413
San Diego72815968
Orange711161554
Kern38519445
Fresno36315471
Sacramento33421546
Santa Clara31103464
Alameda27622499
San Joaquin24649503
Contra Costa22482258
Stanislaus20658418
Tulare19818303
Ventura18105174
Imperial15257355
San Francisco14542158
Monterey13887114
San Mateo13334169
Sonoma11486155
Merced10986176
Santa Barbara10946133
Kings1011586
Solano936380
Marin7560128
Placer607167
Madera588580
San Luis Obispo566435
Yolo425775
Shasta410042
Santa Cruz389627
Butte371259
Napa277817
Sutter267713
El Dorado19304
San Benito174615
Yuba173210
Lassen14803
Tehama145723
Mendocino142422
Nevada10529
Lake83418
Glenn8326
Humboldt7849
Tuolumne7848
Colusa6426
Mono4993
Siskiyou4951
Amador45016
Calaveras43421
Inyo27916
Del Norte2731
Plumas1770
Modoc1140
Trinity1140
Mariposa1122
Alpine420
Sierra170
Unassigned00
Medford
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 45°
Brookings
Scattered Clouds
43° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 43°
Crater Lake
Overcast
34° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 34°
Grants Pass
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 43°
Klamath Falls
Overcast
34° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 34°
Rain & snow arrive this evening
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events