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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
C. Johnson Construction
Concrete Honors & Miles
Frontier Industries
Front Street Grill
Harada Physical Therapy
Humphrey Signs
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

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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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   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.


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

Raffle donations:

Anacortes Brewery
Branch Business Services
Christopher’s On Whidbey
CK Electric
The Cove Cafe
The Crow’s Roost
Farmstrong Brewery
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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Pertinent details.

   Throw a golf event and you’re likely to get all sorts of Coupeville legends showing up. (Shelli Trumbull photo)

Start getting limbered up.

Penn Cove Brewing Company’s second annual golf tournament is right around the corner, and discounted registration is available for the next nine days.

The tourney, which is raising money for the WhidbeyHealth Foundation and its work with cancer patients, is set to tee off Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Whidbey Golf Club in Oak Harbor.

Through July 28 the cost is $100. That covers green fees, lunch, cart rental, prizes and use of the practice facilities.

Wait until the day of the event and you’ll be paying $125.

For more info, take a gander at the handy photo above.

To get a registration form, swing by the Penn Cove Tap Room or hop over to:


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Marc Aparicio (Photos courtesy Penn Cove Tap Room)

   Marc Aparicio pours in the bittering hops as he and brother Mitch work on creating their first IPA. (Photos courtesy Penn Cove Brewing Company)

Mitch Aparicio

Mitch Aparicio stirs things up.


   The Aparicio boys, hanging out with the pros at the Bastion Brewing Company in Anacortes.

The boys have been busy, brewing up a surprise or two for everyone.

Marc and Mitch Aparicio, Coupeville athletic legends turned high-flying business owners, are about to hit their one-year anniversary with The Penn Cove Brewing Company.

The brothers timed the opening of the business’s physical location, The Penn Cove Taproom (103 S. Main) to last year’s Penn Cove Mussel Fest and will be going big for this year’s event.

They’ll have different bands performing Mar. 3-5 (during the kick-off Friday and the two days of the weekend-long fest itself), while offering their patented mix of tasty brews and snacks.

The outside seating will be open (as locals bargain with the weather Gods for a snow-less fest) and the place will be hoppin’.

But that hoppin’ actually gets going a couple of days earlier, when the Aparicios debut their first original craft beer Mar. 1 at 6 PM.

Brewed in conjunction with Bastion Brewing Company in Anacortes, “Madrona Way IPA” is rumored to be the taste sensation that’s gonna be sweepin’ the nation.

Desribed by Marc Aparicio as “a nice, full-bodied IPA, just a little bitter but delicious, a true Northwest taste,” the new brew is the first in what the brothers hope will be a long line of locally-created product.

The Aparicios would like to be able to brew in Coupeville sooner rather than later, but, for their first venture, hooked up with Bastion, a newer company which is already earning a solid rep in the business.

Marc and Mitch worked hands-on in the process, learning the art of brewing first-hand from Bastion’s pros.

The finished product, which combines Columbus, Citra and Simcoe hops, comes in at 6.5% ABV (alcohol by volume) and 75 IBU (International Bitterness Units).

Rumors that a line has begun to form outside The Taproom to be first to try the “Madrona Way IPA” could be true. You’ll have to go see for yourself.

Might want to go get in the car now, just to be safe.


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**Full disclosure: While The Penn Cove Brewing Company has advertised with me in the past, I received no money or beer for writing this article.**

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