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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 & Sherry Boatwright

Legacy Golf Tournament
TD Construction
Tim Darnell

Sponsor of the Legendary Picnic
Ben & Keith's

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

Long Drive Contest Sponsor - 2nd Year
Dean Boyd



Cross Pointe Auto
Brinlee's Automotive
Matco Tools - Robert Leming
Chuck & Becky Farrell
Bill Sarpalius
Steve & Beverly Hall
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Frances Waldrip

Other Contributors

Pepsi Cola


 Rick & Shelly Thompson



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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    If you were there you know it was a Fantastic Reunion.  If you were not able to make it, check out pics on this site, on facebook and on the pages of several alumni.  There is much for which to be thankful and we may get into all of that.  But first let's start with why it was such a success...many good people working and giving and serving.  Here are a few:


   The Reunion Committee chairman and the driving force behind all that gets done is Tony Wade.  He leads by example and was critical to all facets of the weekend.  WELL DONE TONY!


   You can look at the names to the left of this article and see some of the folks who contributed to make it a success.  Without our fincial contributors, we can't accomplish anything as an Association.  We can say thank you here.  You can click on links and patronize these supporters.


  This is where the list starts getting long. Jimmy and Sherry Boatwright have taken leadership in the Association and they lead by serving.  We marvel at how they encourage, support, initiate and serve.  If you were there or not, you are blessed by the work of this couple.


   It is hard to mention everyone.  Alan Dore; "Here take over this and serve here" and he's serving wherever.  Daniel Scroggs: "Wherever you need me" and he's lifting, collecting, cleaning, announcing, whatever.  Cam and Amanda Lindsey and Bevery Hall, as always, coming to serve, not be served, and providing valuable help!  Dean Sharp, for the umpteenth year taking over the responsibilities of the most successful silent auction ever.  Mark Embry and Andy Justus came through to make the Golf Tournament the best in years, if not ever.  The Matteson brothers, Bob, Ron and John were all out working and serving at a Great Picnic, and making the Fishing Derby a success. 

   David Rattan and Everett Davis pulling their respective classes together for reunion ('78 & '68).  Great turnout.

   A lot of work setting up and tearing down and moving stuff.  Thank you Larry Martin and Steve Hall and Kenny Eatinger, Jr., Ricky and Shelly Thompson and Kevin McKinney.  And, of course, Sydney Sharp worked the Auction again for us.

   The Roger's Twins (Michael Rogers and David Rodgers) were faithfully serving in multiple ways. Cindy Sarpalius...the best, though I may be biased there.  Many very good people doing very good work for a very good organization.  


50 for 50 Is Back

   Get your tickets for 50 chances to win 50 guns for $50.  Click for list of guns.  Contact Tony Wade ( or Bob Sarpalius (

Brent Seelar ('88) passed away near Dallas on Wednesday, Sept 26th.  Services have not yet been scheduled.


 Jonny is headed for the NATIONAL JUNIOR BAREBACK FINALS in Las Vegas.  



    Reflecting on the 2018 Reunion there were a number of very significant positives to be grateful for.

The Leading the Legacy Golf Tournament.  

     This year there were 63 golfers playing and over raffle 20 prizes along with the competition prizes; all of which were donated.  Beautiful day and a great time had by all.  Ross Rogers served as a great host.


    Feldman's provided a great meal and there was just enough.  With somewhat less than 200 reservatinos and nearly 250 people dining, we were fortunate to have enough to go around.  Thankful for the great attendance.  Hope for better pre-meal reservation headcount next year.


   The memorial tribute to those who had passed in the past year was moving.  The recognitions of Junior Radney and family along with Winston and Ollie Chandler and their family was well done and contributed to the excellent attendance.


    Nothing but positive comments on Nikki and Ryan who provided excellent entertainment throughout the evening.  No one seemed interested in dancing but all enjoyed the music.


     The best auction we've had.  Tyson Fundraisers brought some very attractive items and the George Strait tickets were multiplied as two winners got packages.  Nearly $7K was raised for the crisis support for the next year.  Considering we provided over $12K in support last year, every item was important.


     Nearly 100 enjoyed perfect weather and great fellowship at Thompson Park for the picnic.  The food was FANTASTIC!


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 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 see to the left additional levels of Legacy Partnerships.

   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?  

Click here for Legacy Level details.

1 - Founding Legacy Partners
2 -Partners in Memory / Honor
3 -Legacy Levels of Partners




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