Beyond the Games: Hannah and Olivia Reynolds
NISKAYUNA , NY (WRGB)--Sunny Hale was named after the sunset, but the light she brought into the world could not be dimmed.
Not even after she passed away earlier this year at the age of 48.
Sunny was a polo legend, shattering the glass ceiling in a sport dominated by men.
In 2000, she became the first woman to play for the winning team in the US Open.
She went on to found the women's championship tournament, ushering in a new era of opportunities for women and girls in polo.
Her sphere of influence extended into Saratoga Springs , where she was a friend to everyone at Whitney Field.
That includes Hannah and Olivia, better known as "Boo," Reynolds.
Sunny was influential in bringing the sisters to Saratoga from Maryland, where they attend garrison forest school, both competing on the varsity polo team.
The Reynolds sisters spent the summer of 2016 in Saratoga, and used what they learned to help lead their team back home to a national title this spring...
And though they will be without their mentor this year, Hannah and "Boo" have latched on to the torch she passed with maturity and grace far beyond their years.