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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

Other Contributors

KUSH Radio
Lance Snacks

2015 - 16 Alumni Gatherings/Events

  • Dallas - Feb 13, 2016
  • DFW Golf - May 14, 2016
  • Girlstown - June 11, 2016



     The 2015 Annual Reunion is history, and in some ways, it was historic, in some ways it was outstanding, disappointing, amazing, and overall, a VERY GOOD REUNION.

     This was the first time the Reunioni Golf Tournament was used as a dedicated fundraiser, all proceeds going to help build the Veterans Memorial.  While that's an historic first, the participation was an all time low.  However, we were still able to raise just under $5,000 for the memorial, thanks largly to the many sponsors who contributed. (See the list of sponsors to the left.)

     There were so very many who worked so very hard and contributed so much to make the events successful.  For the third year in a row Jimmie Boatwright sponsored the Annual Meeting and also sponsored a golf team and worked to enlist the support of others.  We have all been blessed by his faithful support.  Feldman's did an excellent job in catering the event, providing enough food for over 200 when we only had 100 reservations.  Beverly Hall provided table cloths and decorations and worked tirelessly all weekend (well, maybe not tirelessly...she did get plum wore down eventually).  Cam Lindsey, Cindy Sarpalius, Marjie Johnson, Amanda Lindsey, Cylinda Case, Brandon Crews, David & Debbie Rodgers, Dennis Linam, Daniel and Jessie Scroggs and Alan Dore were essential for all the registration tables.  David Rattan, Arbrey Tucker, Jimmie Boatwright and James Johnson worked Amarillo to enlist sponsors for the events, and Fred Hatchett made the rounds of the golf courses soliciting participants.  Tony Wade was everywhere and labored diligently before and during all activities.  The picnic does not happen without the cooking of Butch Ray and the Matteson brothers, Rob and Bob.  Then there was the usual fantastic "Dave's Corn on the Cob" provided by David Rodgers.  No fishing derby without the work of Jon Matteson; no golf tournament without the dedicated work of Tom Alvarez; no childcare with the work of Billy Bob Touchstone; no live streeming of the event without Dennis Linam.  

     The auctions were most successful, this being the first time in 9 years we included a Live Auction with the Silent Auction.  Again, there were so very many who contributed items all of which were valued!  Both the contributors and the bidders combine to make this, the only fundraiser for the Crisis Support fund, a success.  We were particularly blessed to have Cal Calhoun provide the Front Sight certificates which generated $1,800 in the live auction.  We were also blessed to have Jerry Nicholson and Gary Pierce (bidding from California) win the bids for the Cal Farley and Alvis Grant veterans memorial tiles.  Altogether, the auctions generated around $6,800 for Crisis Support.  And, again, this does not happen without the faithful and capable work of both Dean Sharp and Sydney Sharp.

    We had the privilege of honoring Andy Justus as the Distinguished Alumni and Garland and Shirley Rattan as Distinguished Staff.  We remembered those who had passed away and those who had become Legacy Partners in the past year.  We saw over 200 at the banquet and over 100 at the picnic. Over 90 renewed their membership or joined the Association by paying their dues.

     Yes, it was a Very Good Reunion because of the Participation, Hard Work and Support of some Very Good People!  Thank You for your involvement and Thank God for blessing our efforts in this Good Work!!!

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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 2015 Amarillo, Annual Reunion 

CFBRAA President David Rodgers






 All Stars


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.



 Founding Legacy Partners


What is the future of Cal Farley's Alumni Assn.? What will WE accomplish?  What will WE leave behind?  What will be OUR LEGACY?
For every one of us who went to BR or GT, there were 15 or 20 who applied but could not get in. Where are they now?  God knows.  And but for the grace of God and the generosity of others we would probable not be where we are today.  Many of us benefited from the legacy left by others.
Now it's Our Turn to Leave a Legacy!
Boys Ranch was built on the small and consistent gifts of people across the country.  There have been many large gifts and these have been valuable.  But the small and regular gifts have been the food and electric bills for decades.
The Association Legacy Partners Program provides opportunity and encouragement for many of us to be regular consistent supporters of some very important work.  The Scholarships, the Crisis Support, the Reunions and the Support of alumni through Cal Farley's requires regular, consistant support by many partners.
The Founding Legacy Partners are those who contribute at least $1,000 to the Legacy Partners by Sept 10th, 2015.  All who participate as regular contributors to the work of CFBRAA are Legacy Partners and will be recognized and encouraged at the various levels noted on the All Star Levels tab of this web site.


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