PIL Hall of Fame Monthly News February 2024 PIL HOF Update

February 2024 PIL HOF UpdateFebruary 2024 PIL HOF Update

Gwen Olson Rhodes (Jackson, 1982)
Gwen Olson Rhodes
Jackson, 1992

Philip Dunn, Lincoln, 1989
Philip Dunn
Lincoln, 1989

PIL HOF Member Profiles Getting Rave Reviews!

Dick Baltus (Wilson '73) continues to hit it out of the park with his monthly profiles featuring PIL HOF members as seen in this newsletter and on our website.
Here are just a few quotes we have received referencing Dick and his so eloquently written profiles:

.... I will cherish this the rest of my life and share it with my grandchildren....
.... You did an outstanding job on my profile. The flow was great.
.... I’m humbled, thankful and yes, blessed.
.... Outstanding job! I can't thank you enough for your articles and contributions to the PIL HOF....

We extend our deepest appreciation to Dick for his help!

Do you know a PIL Hall of Fame member you would like to see profiled?

If so, please feel free to email Steve Rudolph at rudy6@hotmail.com

PIL HOF President John Dunn Welcomes New Board Members !

As we embark on 2024, the PIL Hall of Fame is excited to announce the addition of six new Board of Director members. These six bring experience, knowledge, and passion to our PIL Hall of Fame mission of supporting the Portland Interscholastic League and its student/athletes.
They are:

  • Gina Aman, Franklin High School, Class of 1997
  • Leon McKenzie, Benson High School, Class of 1971
  • Lisa Owens, Madison High School, Class of 1983
  • Curtis Wilson, Jr., Roosevelt High School, Class of 1986
  • Greg Crawford, Cleveland, High School, Class of 1967

We welcome our new Board members who will be joining our existing members below:

Officers and Executive Committee:

President - John Dunn Wilson ’73
Vice President - Bruce Plato Wilson ’74
Secretary - Joel Fowlks Lincoln ’97
Treasurer - Jack Bertell Wilson ’58
Mike Clopton Cleveland ’65
Ed deFreitas Roosevelt ’69
Jeff Erdman Madison ’77
Marshall Haskins Jefferson ’81
Dennis Maloney Cleveland ’60
Bill Ranta Benson ’65
Joel Roth Wilson ’72
Steve Rudolph Wilson ’75
Bob Woodle Benson ’59

Board of Directors:

John Aust Jefferson ’62
Bill Booth Madison ’76
Mike Bubalo Lincoln ’67
Jack Cain Grant ’61
Jeff Dunn Wilson ’74
Dave Gasser Madison ’70
John Harding Franklin ’74
Ed Harnden Legal Counsel
Phil Johnson Wilson ’08
Butch Lumby Grant ’62
Jim Pasero Wilson ’75
Michele Potestio Wilson ’79
Scott Santangelo Franklin ’79
Murray Todd Jefferson ’72

Emails Needed for PIL HOF Members! Help us and be entered to win $100!

The PIL HOF is cleaning up and adding to our database. We are in search of email addresses for PIL HOF Members that are not receiving this newsletter (therefore, we do not have their email address).

If you know of any member's email that we do not have, or someone who would like to receive this newsletter, please email Steve Rudolph at rudy6@hotmail.com

All persons submitting email addresses for PIL HOF Members that are not in our database will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Visa Card Gift Certificate.

2024 PIL HOF Annual Mel Krause Memorial Golf Tournament

Only 12 foursomes left in field! Register Now!

Our 2024 Tournament will be held Monday September 9, 2024 back at Langdon Farms! Due to the sell-out this year, we already have commitments for half-the field next year! Registration is now available at 2024 PIL HOF Golf, but if you want to secure your spot please email Steve Rudolph at rudy6@hotmail.com or give him a call at 503-449-0438.


"Paying It Forward Program" gaining momentum Brick by Brick!

Almost $13,000 raised towards $20,000 annual goal

You can help for as little as $5/month.

Where do these donations go? The two programs below will be the primary beneficiaries:

  1. College Access - is a program that the PIL fundraises annually to assist students from PIL to find post high school sport opportunities. Priority is given to students of color or underprivileged youth who attend Franklin, Jefferson, McDaniel and Roosevelt.
  2. Participation fees for PIL Youth Sport Program - PILYSP provide 5000 Middle School students with access to middle school sports. The purpose of the program is to increase the quality of girls' basketball, reduce migration to private schools, develop feeder programs to PIL high schools, and to install academic standards so they are prepared for high school athletics.

Supporters have several levels of giving or “virtual brick” options:

  • Platinum at $25/month or $500 one-time
  • Gold at $20/month
  • Silver at $10/month
  • Bronze at $5/month
  • Also, a one-time gift in any amount to honor or memorialize a special person in your life is available, as are Planned Giving options.

Please see giving options, the updated wall and donors at our Paying it Forward Wall


Build The wall screenshot 1/7/24


Have a PIL related story or photo you would like to share?

If so, please email to Steve Rudolph at rudy6@hotmail.com

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