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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
Jimmie Boatwright

Sponsor of the Legendary Picnic
Chuck & Becky Farrell

Hole-In-One Sponsor - Eighth Year
Thank You Rodney Ruthart

Long Drive Contest Sponsor



Cross Pointe Auto
Auto Connection
Brinlee's Automotive
Midtown Motors
Ray's Auto Plaza

Chuck & Becky Farrell
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Jordan & Cam Lindsey
David and Debra Rodgers
Mark & Kathleen Embry
Ricky Smith
Steve & Beverly Hall
Dean Sharp
Frances Waldrip
Dereck & Amy Brasher
Other Contributors

Ben-E-Keith Food Products
Caviness Beef Packers

2016 - 17 Alumni Gatherings/Events


CFBRAA was chartered to carry on the work begun in the lives of troubled kids by Cal Farley's Boys Ranch.  It has grown to include former residents of Girlstown.  The Charter identifies the purpose as:

1 - To supply aid and assistance in promoting the growth of Cal Farley's Boys Ranch and the accomplishment of the objectives as set out in its Articles of Incorporation;

 2 - To create and promote a closer relationship between its (Cal Farley's) former students and to facilitate a quicker and easier adjustment for its graduates and other former students to community life.

The Association works to provide assistance for former residents of BR and GT: (a) in crisis support, (b) in education for family members, and (c) in maintaining family ties.  Further the Association seeks to promote and support the work of Cal Farley's Inc.


     Well that was different!!  This year's CFBRAA Annual Reunion was not the same old family reunion.  Change is in our midst, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

     First we had to cancel the first annual Ride of the Roughriders since the rodeo was shortened to one day, that being Saturday, so an overnight in Red River would have meant missing the rodeo.  Then we moved the golf tournament from Friday to Sunday since we had no rodeo on Sunday afternoon.  Then we moved the picnic from BR to Thompson Park.  Other than that, it was a business as usual family reunion.  Oh, there was the live music at the banquet, but that's all that was different.

     This was a year of discovering what lies ahead and it looks good.  The picnic at Thompson park was the best.  Everyone enjoyed the beautiful afternoon, the good food and the opportunity to renue acquaintences and meet new friend.  The live music was fantastic.  Young Country did an excellent job, and we found out afterward that one of the band members, Margaret Peacock, was a former house parent at BR.   

    The recognitions of Jimmie Boatwright, distinguished alumni, and John & D'Esta Sharp, distinguished staff, along with the memorial tribute to those who have passed this past year, were very special.  You can see these video presentations on the YouTube link in the menue bar above.  There will be pictures of the events in the Photo Gallery above, as soon as we get them.

     The change to a one day rodeo was sprung on us rather late.  Next year we will build around the rodeo on Saturday and make Sunday afternoon a time for the alumni.  

    There is no way to thank all who contributed so very much to the true success of this year's reunion.  Special thanks muct be given to Tony Wade who worked diligently to get things coordinated amidst all of the changes, who secured sponsors and silent auction items and who did very good work from which we all benefited.  Cal Calhoun again provided two Front Sight auction items which were worth thousands more than they sold for.  Cam Lindsey and Beverly Hall and David Rodgers and David Rattan and Daniel Scroggs and Dennis Linam and so very many others worked and served to make it a very successful weekend.  A special thanks needs to be expressed to James Johnson, who, though he wasn't able to be there, arranged for six sponsors for the golf tournament.  We are a blessed people.

     The next major event is the Dallas Gathering to be held on February 18th.  It will be combined with Top Golf tournament in The Colony so make your plans now.


We will use this column to keep you informed about news, as we get it in Bob's office (, 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:

Kansas Gathering - Alumni in the Kansas and Nebraska area will be gathering at the Jack Trey Allen Memorial Rodeo event outside of Junction, KS on Saturday, Oct. 15.  For more information in location and the event click here. 

50 FOR 50

   The Second Annual SMOKIN GUNS GIVEAWAY is happening now.  That is, you can now purchase tickets for 50 chances to win 50 guns.  The drawing will take place at the Dallas Gathering on February 18th.  However, we are only selling 1,000 tickets and they are going fast.  If you want to purchase your 50 chances to win 50 guns you need to get your ticket(s) now.

   In the Amarillo or Panhandle area, contact Tony Wade 806-584-1029 or Beverly Hall 806-678-4990.  In the Metroplex contact Cam Lindsey 469-400-6625 or Bob Sarpalius 817-329-7590.  Tickets are $50 each and 50 guns will be given away so get your chances now.  All proceeds go to the mission of CFBRAA.

Click here for brochure


CFBRAA President David Rodgers






 Legacy Partners


The Association has adopted a new Legacy Partners program for the purpose of funding future service CFBRAA provides for alumni.  The program promotes monthly contributions and participation in the Legacy Partnership program, funding the Foundation.  Levels of participation are:

Member - $20 / year  -  membership card

Sustaining Member - $5 /month (to the operating budget)

Star Legacy Partner - $20 /mo - $1,000 - Plaque

Silver Legacy Partner - $50 /mo - $3,000 - Plaque

Gold Legacy Partner - $100 /mo - $6,000 - Plaque
                    & Option to purchase Ring 

Platinum Legacy Partner - $200 /mo - $12,000
                            Plaque & Ring

Emerald Legacy Partner - $500 / mo - $30,000
                            Plaque, Ring, Award

Diamond Legacy Partner - $10,000 in a year - Plaque 

The first $40 of all individual contribution will go to the operating fund.  All other contributions, unless otherwise designated, will go to the Legacy Partner's Operating Fund of the CFBRAA Foundation.

Designated contributions to the foundation for the three mission support causes of the Association: Support for Cal Farley's, Scholarships or Special Needs, will count towards Legacy Partner Contributions.

To become a Legacy Partner:  
(1) Contact your bank and set up an automatic, monthly payment to CFBRAA - PO Box 9435 - Amarillo, TX  79105; or
(2) Contact the Executive Director ( to get the account & routing numbers of the Assn account to give to your bank for electronic transfers, or 
(3) Go to "Online Giving" above and set up an automatic monthly charge to your credit card via PayPal; or
(4) Send a monthly donation to CFBRAA - PO Box 9435 - Amarillo, TX  79105.



 Leaving a Legacy



   The Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Alumni Association Foundation (CFBRAAF) was established to Carry On His Work to Future Generations.  We have all been recipients of the gifts of others, and we are committed to being, not just takers, but givers.  The Foundation has been the key to the long-term effective service of Cal Farley's.  While many other child care institutions have come and gone, Cal Farley's has been stable and effective through all kinds of economic changes, primarily because of the foundation Cal Farley established.  The Alumni Association has followed that example and established a foundation to carry on the good work done by past and present former Ranchers to future generations.

    In the first five years, 84 contributors became Founding Legacy Partners.  They established the foundation for the foundation.  Since that time, all donors who contribute at least $1,000 over a five year period becomes a Legacy Partner.  You can seen to the left additional levels of Legacy Partnerhips.

   Another way to leave a legacy is by making a benefactor gift commitment.  Some former Ranchers have named the CFBRAAF in their will to carry on the work.  The following link takes you to a form you can use to set up a Benefactor Gift Commitment to the Alumni Association Foundation.  

    We have all been blessed, some much more than others.  We have benefited by the generosity of those who have left a legacy, folks we will only be able to thank in glory.  Now it's our turn to leave a legacy to future generations.  Won't you leave a legacy too?




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