GENEROUS 2016-17 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
Sponsor of the Legendary Picnic
Chuck & Becky Farrell
Hole-In-One Sponsor - Eighth Year
FIRST UNITED BANK OF AMARILLO
Thank You Rodney Ruthart
Long Drive Contest Sponsor
Cross Pointe Auto
Ray's Auto Plaza
Chuck & Becky Farrell
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Jordan & Cam Lindsey
David and Debra Rodgers
Mark & Kathleen Embry
Steve & Beverly Hall
Dereck & Amy Brasher
Ben-E-Keith Food Products
Caviness Beef Packers
CFBRAA MISSION STATEMENT
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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Cal Farley’s to unveil sculpture honoring fallen alumnus
On Saturday, June 24th at 10:30 a.m. Cal Farley's will be unveiling a sculpture of Rafael "T.J." Carillo at the Boys Ranch Cemetery. T.J. was killed in action in Iraq twelve years ago.
President and CEO of Cal Farley's, Dan Adams said this: “We’re proud to honor T.J. and so many others who’ve sacrificed so much for our nation. It was important to T.J.to make life better for the children of Iraq, just as Cal Farley’s improves the lives of young people like him from across the United States.”
During the Austin, Texas, native’s five years at Boys Ranch, Carrillo played football, wrestled and was active in the chapel program. He graduated from Boys Ranch High School in 2002, before enlisting in the Army that August. He died June 28, 2005, killed by an apparent improvised explosive device while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Carrillo was assigned to HHC 1-64 Battalion, 2 nd Brigade Team, 3 rd Infantry Division, mortar platoon, in which he served as an M1114 armored Humvee gunner. On the day of his death, Carrillo was conducting an area-security mission at a road junction in Baghdad, Iraq. He was 21 years old. The Army posthumously awarded Carrillo the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
The sculpture to be unveiled Saturday is the work of Clint Howard, owner of Deep in the Heart Foundry in Bastrop, Texas. It is based upon a photo taken of Carrillo by one of his fellow soldiers. It depicts Carrillo kneeling beside an Iraqi boy. Both Carrillo and the boy are displaying a “thumbs up” gesture. In a conversation with his mother, Amy Tippie, the Friday before he was killed, Carrillo discussed the boy in the photo and why his service in Iraq mattered so much to him.
“Mama, he’s just a huge example of why we’re here,” Carrillo is quoted as saying to his mother in a 2005
Austin American-Statesman report. “We’re going to make life better for these children.”
NEWS & NOTES
BR & GT ALUMNI
We will use this column to keep you informed about news, as we get it in Bob's office (email@example.com), 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:
Meet with other alumni at the following gatherings across the country:
July 1 - 1-5 p.m. Colonial Grand at Lake Mary (Orlando). Contact Ken Jurden: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
August 5 - Galveston
Contact Scott Carriker (email@example.com)
September 1 - 3 - Amarillo
East Coast Gathering:
October 14 - Maryland
Thank you Sherry Finstad
Thank you Cal Calhoun
Photos from Northern California Gathering
On Karl Sarpalius' photo web site.
Photo from Phoenix Gathering
Photos from 2017 DFW Golf Tournament