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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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   Ebey Academy, including owner Konni Smith (left), had a big presence at the Bennett Boyles Memorial Golf Tournament. (Photos courtesy Mitch Aparicio)

CK Electric is ready to turn on the power.

Casey Audette shows off some raffle bounty.

Mitch Aparicio (right) and Penn Cove Brewing Co. staged the event.

   He’s paying his way to college by collecting and reselling golf balls. At least that’s the rumor.

The Roberts boys, up to possible shenanigans.

Jack Nicklaus reborn.

CHS baseball star Joey Lippo (far right), learning the game from the old pros.

Every swing was a winner.

Whether they were setting up for an eagle or spending time chasing their ball through the brush, local golfers came together this past weekend to raise $2,800 for the WhidbeyHealth Foundation.

The Bennett Boyles Memorial Golf Tournament, put on by Mitch and Marc Aparicio, owners of the Penn Cove Brewing Company, honors the memory of a late Coupeville Middle School athlete who fought courageously against brain tumors.

The tourney drew 12 four-player teams and numerous local sponsors, and the Aparicios plan to continue expanding the event each year.

They’d like to emulate a similar golf fundraiser on the South end of Whidbey Island, which went from $4,000 raised in 2013 to $33,000 raised in its most recent incarnation.

Audette Construction nipped defending champs Papa Bear & the Kids to win the team scoring title. Both teams finished at nine under par, but Audette prevailed on a tiebreaker.

The field from this year’s tourney:

Papa Bear & the Kids:

Chris Marti
AJ Davis
Christian Lyness
Curtis Ashbey

Penn Cove Brewing Company:

Mitch Aparicio
Cecil Stuurmans
George Wolfe
Mike Cann

Mulligan Flats and Joey:

Doug Coutts
Steve Dehaven
Rick Cannon
Joey Lippo

The Bogey Men:

John Fish
Angelo McCoy
Sean Anter
Scott Smith

Cascade Custom Homes:

Jay Roberts
Jon Roberts
Dom Kiblinger
Kevin Kiblinger

Island Eye Care/The Crow’s Roost/Coupeville Water Festival:

Scott Mathews
Rob Matern
Jon Vermillon
Ricardo Reyes

CK Electric:

Patrick Andrews
Dylan Lee
Kyle Andrews
Zac Forland

Audette Construction:

Casey Audette
Matt Sherman
Todd Melnick
Eric Gentry

Ebey Academy:

Konni Smith
Sandra Hall
Maria Reyes
Heather Zustiak

Walton Beverage:

Scott Swanson
Matt Stridby
Blane Hazzel
Brad Mueller

BnC Electric:

Michael Gillespie
Jerry Cooper
Mark Saia
Jerry Saia

The Larry Birdies:

Brad Sherman
Jason Fisher
Chris Smith
Willie Smith

The tourney had 10 sponsors, while also picking up contributions to a raffle from numerous businesses.

Sponsors:

Audette Construction
Cascade Custom Homes and Design
Ciao
CK Electric
The Crow’s Roost
Island Eye Care
Marti’s Construction
Moch Construction and Excavating
WhidbeyHealth
Windermere Real Estate

Raffle donations:

Anacortes Brewery
Branch Business Services
Christopher’s On Whidbey
Ciao
CK Electric
The Cove Cafe
The Crow’s Roost
Farmstrong Brewery
Flyer’s
Frontier Building Supply
Front Street Grill
Harbor Gift N’ Kayak Rental
Island Eye Care
Island Life Photography
Kapaw’s Iskreme
Mussel Flats
Niksai Brewing
The Oystercatcher
Penn Cove Brewing Co.
The Penn Cove Tap Room
Penn Cove Water Festival
Walton Beverage
Whidbey Art Party

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