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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
in Memory of Laura

Sponsor of the Legendary Picnic
Chuck & Becky Farrell

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

Long Drive Contest Sponsor

Hole-In-One Prize Sponsor



Cross Pointe Auto
Auto Connection
Brinlee's Automotive
Covenant Motors
Gene Messer Ford
Matco Tools
Rex Young Insurance Agency
Midtown Motors
Caviness Beef Packers
Ray's Auto Plaza

Chuck Farrell
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Jordan & Cam Lindsey
David and Debra Rodgers
Mark & Kathleen Embry
Don Brecht
Steve & Beverly Hall
Dean Sharp
Frances Waldrip
Michael & Cynthia Rogers
Other Contributors

KUSH Radio
Lance Snacks

2015 - 16 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.

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And Silent Auction For Crisis Support

Call either

(817)739-6590 or (817) 228-6453 To Bid

 To see Auction Items:

 Bell's ringing and its time to gather again at the BR / GT Homecoming and Reunion.  This year will be most interesting as a couple of new opportunities are planned.  We will be having live music at the Annual Meeting on Saturday night at the Convention Center.  We are also planning a "Ride of the Roughriders" bike ride from Amarillo to Red River and back.  Links below will take you to information about all of the events planned.

    NOTE!  There have been some recent changes in the plans since the Sunday rodeo performance has been canceled.  The schedule below reflects those changes.

Schedule of Events & Host Hotel

Print a schedule of all events and contact the Wyndham Garden Hotel for reservations

Reunion Golf TournamentMoved to Sunday

Sunday Afternoon: sign-in starts at noon and tournament starts at 1 p.m.  Comanchee Trails course.  $75 Green Fees.  

Ride of the Roughriders: Moved to Thursday

Those interested in riding your bikes to Red River, spending the night and returning on Friday, then riding together to the Rodeo on Saturday and the Banquet on Saturday.  Click above for link to the details.

Fishing Derby

Saturday morning at Big Morris Lake the fishing derby will begin at 7:30.  Show up to sign in.  Free to kids.  Adults pay $5.  Prizes will be awarded.

Old Timers Breakfast

Gather for breakfast at the Furrs on Soncy on Saturday morning around 9 a.m.

Registration & Rodeo Tickets

Alumni can register at the Dipple Center between 10:30 and 2 p.m. on Saturday.  Rodeo tickets can be picked up there as well.  Assn. members get two free tickets and $5 for additional tickets.  All others pay $10 apiece for tickets.

Annual Meeting and Banquet

Annual meeting will be held at the Cal Farely's Civic Center in Amarillo.  Registration & Reception starts around 6 p.m.  General meeting is at 6:45.  Banquet and presentations at 7 p.m.  Live Music by Young Country.  Tickets ($15/adult, $8/child)

Rembering Those we've lost, Recognized Distinguished Alumnni (Jimmie Boatwright) and Distinguished Staff (John & D'Esta Sharp) and special awards at the Reunion Banquet.

Silent Auction

You can bid on auction itmes by email.  Silent auction and raffle starts at 6 p.m., Saturday at the Annual Meeting.  100% of proceeds goes to Crisis Support for alumni families.

Note:  There will be a LIVE AUCTION for the two FRONT SIGHT FIRE ARMS TRAINING SCHOOLS.  The minimum bid will be the high bid received via email prior to the Live Auction.  The Live Auction will be streamed on this website.  To participate in the live auction if you can't be there, contact David Rattan ( to set up a Telephone Partner at the auction.

Alumni Picnic:  Moved to Thompson Park

Picnic has been moved to Thomson park since we won't have Rodeo at the Ranch on Sunday.  Start around 5 p.m. (following golf tournament)  Come early if you want.  Free but donations will be appreciated.  Really need to know how many are coming so make reservations.  Click above for details.


Fill in and email, mail, however you want, get it back to the Alumni Office to sign up for events in which you want to participate and to volunteer to help where needed.



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:

Mark Rogers ('75) passed away in Amarillo on Sunday, August 14th.  Services will be held at Trinity Fellowship on Friday, August 19th.

Bill Turner (husband of Lela Richards) former staff at BR, passed away August 2nd.  Services were held in Amarillo on Sat., August 6th.


    That is one of my favorite lines in the epic Star Wars movie; the first one; the best one.  Because he stayed on target, Luke was able to destroy the Death Star and save the universe.  It is important that we stay on target.  

     You see our mission statement on this page.  As an Association we have a mission and we need to stay on target.  One way we try to do that is with the funds entrusted to the Association.  I was putting together the information needed by the Finance Committee as they propose a budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year and was impressed by the way this Association stays on target.

     When you compare the net Association income to the Association expenses through May of this year the we spent 84% of our net revenue on our mission.  For most non profits, to spend 30% is considered good.  That means only 16 % is used to cover overhead, business operations and recognitions.  We do an excellent job of focusing on supporting alumni with scholarships, crisis support and supporting Cal Farley's.  

     When you contribute to CFBRAA you can be certain your support is staying on target.  We are doing some very good work!!! 



Feb. 13th 2016   CFBRAA Dallas Gathering


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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