GENEROUS 2014 SPONSORS
Much of what we are able to do as an Association is possible because of those who help sponsor special events. Our ability to help fellow alumni, support our former home and hold reunions would not be possible without the generous contributions of these companies and individuals. Please express your gratitude and support
Sponsor of the Annual Meeting
in Memory of Laura
Sponsor of the Legendary Picnic
Hole-In-One Sponsor - Sixth Year
FIRST UNITED BANK OF AMARILLO
Thank You Rodney Ruthart
Long Drive Contest Sponsor
Tiger Hole Sponsor - Fouth Year
THE WAGGONERS TRUCKING
Thank you Daniel Scroggs
Hand Made Boots for Auction
JAMES AVERY CRAFTSMEN
Silent Auction Gift
Cross Pointe Auto
Gene Messer Ford
LG Auto Group
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Jordan & Cam Lindsey
David and Debra Rodgers
Guy & Geneva Finstad
Mark & Kathleen Embry
The Dillingham FAmily
2014 - 15 Alumni Gatherings/Events
- Southern CA - Sept 27, 14
- Northern CA - Oct 4, 14
- Florida - Nov 15, 14
- Dallas - Feb 7, 2015
- Memphis - Mar 21. 2015
- Maryland - Mar 28, 2015
- Houston - April 18, 2015
- Topeka, KS - May 2, 2015
- Austin - April 25, 2015
- DFW Golf - May 16, 2015
- Girlstown - July 11, 2015
DFW GOLF TOURNAMENT
CARRYING ON HIS WORK
The 2015 DFW Golf Tournament was a tremendous success and some very good work was done by a few to benefit many.
Seventy-four golfers enjoyed a positively spectacular day of golf as the rains that have blessed the metroplex for weeks, took a day off. Some dedicated workers gave hours to make the event successful, including Cam Lindsey, Cindy Sarpalius and Al Latchaw, who spent the afternoon assuring any "Holes-in-One" were verified. LeAnn Rattan and Aubrey Ellington manned the "office" all afternoon and Debbie Rodgers took pictures, interviews, collected signs and whatever else needed to be done. Current Scholarship recipients Mackinzie Rattand and Tyler Richardson toured the golf course expressing gratitude and giving gifts to all the participants. Brad Powell's Crazy Cowboy's restaurant catered the event and the food was great. Two former scholarship recipients helped make the event successful as Jordan Bigony played and Aaron Latchaw helped watch a hole and set things up.
By far the key to any success of the event was the incredible work of Chuck and Becky Farrell who got over 70 people from all over the country to contribute over $15K to the event. We are all challenged to envision what we can do to make this event much more successful next year.
Over a thousand dollars was generated by the raffle with the winner of the 50-50 raffle contributing his winnings back to the Association (thank you Mr. Rattan). Over twenty individuals, former Ranchers, and businesses helped sponsor the event and 14 ex-Ranchers either worked or played golf.
The purpose of the tournament was to raise funds for scholarships. 10% of the net proceeds goes to Crisis Support, 10% to Legacy Partners and 80% to scholarships. This is the sole fundraiser for the scholarship program. To date a little over $10,300 was raised for scholarships. That is something less than the goal but a tremendous help to meeting our scholarship obligations. Funds are still being collected and any contribution will be gratefully received.
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NEWS & NOTES
BR & GT ALUMNI
We will use this column to keep you informed about news, as we get it in Bobby's office (firstname.lastname@example.org), on what's going on with the alumni of Boys Ranch and Girlstown as well as happenings at Cal Farley's If you have news to share, send it in.
Shawn Lightfoot passed away on Wed, June 24. Services will be held Saturday, June 27th at 2 p.m. at Rector's Funeral Home; 2800 S. Osage in Amarillo.
John Robinson ('14) passed away in Oklahoma on Wed, June 24. Services are not yet set.
Aaron Latchaw shares what the CFBRAA Scholarship has mean to him.
Dedicaion of the Veterans Memorial at Boys Ranch is set to take place on Veterans Day, Nov 11th. You can see some pictures of the progress on the Veterans Memorial page of this site. You can also see a list of those who will have their tiles on the Veterans Wall. If you served in the armed services and were a resident or employee of Cal Farley' Boys Ranch or Girlstown you can have a tile on the Veterans Wall. Check out the Veterans Memorial page (click in the menu bar above) for information about getting your tile, bidding on the Cal Farley or Alvis Grant tiles, and other information about the memorial.
Thank you men and women who have served and are serving this great country.
CFBRAA President David Rodgers