Well played

Arnold Palmer was hailed as both a great American and a great golfer during the March 4 dedication ceremony for the stamp in his honor.

Palmer (1929-2016) rose to sports prominence in the 1950s and ’60s, expanding golf’s appeal through his athletic prowess and magnetic personality.

“Mr. Palmer was a transformative figure in the game of golf. He made it happen with his charisma, his personality and his rivalries with other golf greats,” said Roman Martinez IV, a member of the USPS Board of Governors who spoke at the ceremony.

“But beyond golf, Arnold was really a great man. He had great character; he was a philanthropist and a great businessman. He was the perfect role model.”

The event was held in Orlando, FL, at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) Tour event.

Other participants included Sam Saunders, a PGA Tour pro and Arnold Palmer’s grandson; Amy Saunders, Palmer’s daughter and chair of the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation; Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis; and Golf Channel host Rich Lerner, who served as master of ceremonies.

In his storied career, Palmer won 62 PGA Tour events, the fifth-most of all time, and 92 tournaments worldwide.

The Arnold Palmer Forever stamp, available at Post Offices and usps.com, features a photo of Palmer in action at the 1964 U.S. Open.

“Wow,” Lerner told the audience after the stamp image was unveiled during the ceremony. “I don’t know about you folks, but I’m taking a break from email. I’m getting a book of these stamps and I’m going to write some letters.”

Suggestion box

A Minnesota TV news anchor recently met a woman who has faithfully sent her fan mail for four years.

In 2016, KARE, the NBC station in Minneapolis, asked viewers to share their feedback on a new news segment.

One viewer chose the U.S. Mail to express her opinion, sending a letter to Rena Sarigianopoulos, a KARE reporter and anchor. It turned out to be the first of many handwritten notes that Sarigianopoulos would receive from the viewer, who signed each one as “Cathy from Fridley.”

The letters covered a variety of topics, including current events, sports and even proper grammar.

Last month, Cathy received a visit at home from Sarigianopoulos, who explained how much the letters meant to her.

“There was something special about the fact that someone took the time to write down their personal thoughts, put a stamp on it and send it to me,” Sarigianopoulos said during the visit, which aired on KARE.

Sarigianopoulos could not be reached for comment, but during the report, she explained that while she never wrote back to Cathy, she occasionally mentioned her on air to let her know the messages had been received.

Said Cathy: “I think that’s why I wrote to you. You know over the years there were so many things that you said that resonated with me.”

Sarigianopoulos asked Cathy if she’d keep writing now that they’ve finally met.

“If you want me to,” the letter writer replied.

Light it up

Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 8, at 2 a.m.

In areas where the change is observed, most people will spring forwardand set their clocks ahead one hour Saturday, March 7, at bedtime.

Clocks will turn back Sunday, Nov. 1, at 2 a.m.

Right on time

“News Quiz” is a weekly feature that lets you test your knowledge of recent Link stories. The correct answers appear at the end.

1. Which USPS tool helps business customers ensure their mailings are delivered at the right time?

a) Informed Facility
b) Informed Mobility
c) Informed Visibility
d) None of the above

2. True or false: Under federal ethics regulations, Postal Service employees cannot work for a competitor, such as FedEx, UPS and DHL.

a) True
b) False

3. Which environmental organization recently named USPS a national leader in addressing climate change?

a) Climate Registry
b) Nature Conservancy
c) Sierra Club
d) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

4. Fill in the blank: Postal Service employees have raised more than (blank) in estimated annualized revenue for the organization since the Race for a $Billion campaign began last fall.

a) $368 million
b) $369 million
c) $370 million
d) $371 million

5. Where can USPS managers and supervisors download fact sheets, customizable speeches and other communications resources?

a) Postal Communicator’s Toolbox
b) Postal Explorer
c) Postal Facts
d) Postal Pro

Answers: 1) c. 2) a. 3) a. 4) a. 5) a.