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This is the third year duffers tee off at the Bennett Boyles Memorial Golf Tournament. (Mitch Aparicio photo)

The early bird gets a better deal.

Registration is open for the 3rd annual Bennett Boyles Memorial Golf Tournament, and, if you get your ducks in a row before July 31, you’ll save some big bucks.

Cost is $100 per player until the first cut-off, then increases to $125 between Aug. 1-24, before hopping to $150 between Aug. 25 and the tourney itself, which goes down Sept. 21.

The event, held at the Whidbey Golf Club, benefits the WhidbeyHealth Foundation, and has raised $11,000 through the first two years.

Put on by Penn Cove Brewing Co. owners Mitch and Marc Aparicio, the tourney honors a late Coupeville Middle School student/athlete who courageously battled against Glioblastoma multiforme.

If you’re not a golfer, you can still help remember Bennett and help in the fight against cancer by being a sponsor or donating.

For more info, or to register, sponsor or donate, pop over to:

Bennett Boyles Memorial Golf Tournament

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Bennett Boyles (center) will be remembered Friday as Coupeville High School hoops teams host Coaches vs. Cancer games. (Konni Smith photo)

Out of sadness comes hope.

Coupeville High School’s basketball teams will pay tribute to those who have battled cancer this Friday, while also raising money for research to fight the disease.

A home doubleheader against South Whidbey Jan. 18 will be the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Night.

Girls varsity tips at 5 PM, with boys set to go at 6:45.

The Wolf girls will honor a former player and the relative of a current hoops star.

Brisa Herrera, who played her freshman and sophomore seasons at CHS, fought and beat ovarian cancer right before her graduation last spring.

Brisa Herrera was a firecracker on defense while playing for the Wolves. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Also being honored is Ronald Smith, grandfather of freshman Kiara Contreras.

Smith passed away recently at age 77 after a battle with Mesothelioma.

The Wolf boys are paying tribute to one of their own.

Bennett Boyles, who was a key part of a talented group of basketball players now in their freshman year, lost his fight against brain cancer at age 12.

While battling Glioblastoma Multiforme, Boyles remained remarkably upbeat, inspiring his classmates, teachers and the community.

The CHS Class of 2022 continues to hold Bennett close, including him posthumously in their middle school graduation last spring.

Freshman Hawthorne Wolfe, who leads this year’s varsity boys basketball team in scoring, has Bennett’s name inscribed on the shoes he wears while playing.

Never forgotten, always remembered. (Photo courtesy Molly McPherson)

The Wolves will collect donations at both games, with proceeds donated to Project Violet through the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

 

For more info on the work being accomplished, pop over to:

http://www.fredhutch.org/en/labs/clinical/projects/project-violet.html

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A golf tournament in honor of Bennett Boyles raised $8,000 to benefit cancer patients. (Pat Kelley photo)

Charity brought out the duffers.

The 3rd annual Bennett Boyles Memorial Golf Tournament drew a field of 80+ players, while raising $8,000 for The WhidbeyHealth Foundation.

Played at the Whidbey Golf Club, the event, run by the Penn Cove Brewing Company, honored Boyles, a Coupeville Middle School student who passed away in 2017 after an intensive battle with cancer.

The tourney was held in late September, marking what would have been the young basketball star’s 14th birthday.

Money raised goes to support local cancer patients and their families.

With 13 teams vying for the trophy, “He’s With Us,” a foursome comprised of Traci Winn, Laurie Leonetti, Maryanne Kirkland and Marty Winn claimed top honors.

The event was created, and is run, by brothers Marc and Mitch Aparicio, with Lucienne Rivera, Heather Zustiak, Helen Taylor, Shelly Russell, Tami Aparicio and Walton Beverage helping keep things moving forward.

Sponsorship came from:

Anderson Construction
Blue Mountain Electric
Cascade Lumber
China City
Ciao
C. Johnson Construction
Concrete Honors & Miles
Frontier Industries
Front Street Grill
Harada Physical Therapy
Humphrey Signs
Kriegs
Lamport Rental
Land Title
Lango Co. Northwest
Oak Harbor Motors
Pacific Indoor Tactical
Penn Cove Brewing Company
P & L General Contractors
PNW Carpenters Union
Savi Bank
Tara Properties
VooDoo Detailing LLC
Wallin Funeral Home
Whidbey Island Bank
Whidbey Telecom
Windermere

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   A boisterous foursome from last year’s Bennett Boyles Memorial Golf Fundraiser. (Mitch Aparicio photo)

Tee it up for a good cause.

The Penn Cove Brewing Company is back at it, planning for the 3rd Annual Bennett Boyles Memorial Golf Fundraiser.

The event, which will be held Sept. 29 at the Whidbey Golf Club in Oak Harbor, is named in honor of a Coupeville Middle School basketball star who lost a courageous fight with cancer.

Proceeds from the day are donated to the WhidbeyHealth Foundation and are used to assist Whidbey Island families.

If you sign up before Aug. 19, it’s $100 per player. After that date, registration kicks up to $125.

Your day includes a box lunch, green fees, cart rental, prizes and use of the practice facilities.

Event organizers are also looking for individuals or businesses who would be interested in sponsoring holes.

To sign up, swing by the Penn Cove Taproom at 103 S. Main in Coupeville.

For more info or questions, contact Mitch Aparicio at mitch@penncovebrewing.com

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   Bennett Boyles (center), hanging out with his basketball buddies. (Konni Smith photo)

The smile. Always the smile.

Whether he was on the basketball court, wearing a Coupeville uniform as he swished buckets, or in the darkest moments of his battle with cancer, Bennett Boyles never stopped smiling.

And while his physical body lost its battle earlier this year, Bennett’s legacy continues to build.

His community — his family, friends and fans, and anyone who met Bennett was a fan — continues to come together to celebrate his life and help others who are facing the same battle he did.

September is both Childhood Cancer Awareness month and also would have been Bennett’s 13th birthday.

To mark the moment, his mom, Lucienne Rivera, has launched a fundraiser, with a goal of raising $1,300 for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

“It’s a beautiful, gifted, and compassionate organization we are SO blessed to have close by,” she said.

To learn more and keep Bennett’s spirit alive while helping others, pop over to:

https://www.facebook.com/donate/752842848252618/

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