PIL Hall of Fame Monthly News July 2023 PIL HOF Update

July 2023 PIL HOF UpdateJuly 2023 PIL HOF Update

Hall of Fame Members of the Month

July 2023

Patty Jensen (Grant, 1969)
Patty Jensen
Grant, 1969

Connor Kavanaugh (Lincoln, 2007)
Connor Kavanaugh
Lincoln, 2007

Mel Krause Memorial PIL HOF Golf Tourney
Sept. 11 at Langdon Farms Golf Club

REGISTER HERE! - Spots are Filling Up!

The Annual Mel Krause Memorial PIL HOF Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sept. 11, 2023 at 1:30pm with a SHOTGUN start! So please SAVE the DATE! Registration will start at 11:30 with with pre-tournament snacks and free range balls. Shotgun start at 1:30 followed by a Buffet Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

Registration at link below, or via forthcoming brochure. Individual entry will be $160 with a $40 discount if you register and pay for all four players prior to 9/4/23. If you want to join us for our Dinner Social only, please register to do so for $40. To hold your spot(s) and/or be one of our Tournament Sponsors below, please contact Steve Rudolph at rudy6@hotmail.com or 503-449-0438.

Sponsorship Opportunities - All receive one complimentary tournament entry other than Hole Sponsor, multiple sponsorships available for each category.

Current Sponsors:
Dinner $1000 - The Rudolph Team / Cascade Hasson SIR Tee Prize $1000 - The Clopton Team
Registration $1000- The Denny Sullivan Foundation Beverage $500 - The Barbers
Cart - $500 - Walsh Construction Co.
Raffle $500 - Platt Electric
Hole - in - One $500 - Manor Management Services, Inc. Win a Free Haircut Hole $500 - The Barbers

Hosted Hole - $500 Hole Sponsor - $150


Denny Sullivan 2023 Award Winners!

The Denny Sullivan Scholarship was established to honor Denny Sullivan, long time and very successful Cross Country and Track and Field coach at Grant High School. The athletes under his guidance were required to remain academically eligible, to remain on course to be eligible for entrance to an institution of higher learning, to be competitive in Cross Country / Track and Field, and to establish goals and accomplish those goals while having their performance be proof of their dedication and hard work.

The requirements for receiving the Denny Sullivan Scholarship include:
Top Male / Female PIL Graduating Senior
Outstanding Academic Achievement, 3.0 minimum
Outstanding Cross Country / Track and Field Achievement
Financial Assistance Need
Community / School Volunteer Involvement

Preference will be given to Candidates planning to attend an Oregon College or University

The nominees from each school will be determined by the A.D.’s, the Track Coaches, and the Counseling Staff. The winners will be determined by an independent committee.

The $10,000 Award will be presented at the PIL Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet held each October.

2023 Female Denny Sullivan Scholarship Award Winners

1st place $10,000 Scholarship - Eva Novy-Hildesley - Lincoln
2nd place $4,000 Scholarship - Scarlett Anderson - Grant
2nd place (tie) $4,000 Scholarship - Lola Raymond - Roosevelt

2023 Male Denny Sullivan Scholarship Award Winners

1st place $10,000 Scholarship - Noah Zucker - Grant
2nd place $4,000 Scholarship - Kai Mitchell-Reiss - Ida B. Wells
3rd place $2,000 Scholarship - Nywaun Campbell - Roosevelt

Bill Wiitala Senator Alumni Fieldhouse at McDaniel High School - Update

Walsh Construction received the final permit approval from the City of Portland and Multnomah County the second week of June and started the site preparation on Friday June 23rd at McDaniel High School. The drainage systems, gravel bed and footings should be done by the end of June and the concrete foundation will be poured the first week in July. The 5000 sq ft metal building components have already arrived and was made to engineering specs to handle the extensive netting loads.

The entire surface will be indoor synthetic turf and a netting system designed for all sports and safety considerations will be installed. Construction of the metal building is scheduled to be done by the end of July, but finishing work will be taking several weeks more. Walsh is very confident it will be done for the 2023-24 school year in September. The Fieldhouse will be revealed to alumni, donors and guests on Sunday September 10th in coordination with the MHS Golf Tournament at Rose City GC.

In Memoriam

We are sad to pass on the following PIL HOF Members who have recently passed away

Lee 'Laddy' Albert Davis 08/22/1929 – 06/14/2023 - Washington High School 1948, PIL HOF Inductee 2006

Lee Albert Davis, age 93, of Salem, Oregon beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 14, 2023. He is survived by his wife of 69 years Janet, sons Mark and his wife Laurie, Gregory, Paul, Todd and his wife Linda, Lynn and his wife Jennifer, Scot and his wife Ann, and 10 grandchildren. Known as Laddy to his friends growing up, Lee was born in Enid, OK where he spent the first part of his childhood. His family moved to Portland, OR where he attended Washington High School with the class of 1947. His success in football and track & field earned him a 2006 induction into the Portland Interscholastic League (PIL) Hall of Fame. He enlisted in the United States Army and served in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Lee attended Grays Harbor College where he met his wife, Janet Christensen. Lee obtained his degree in accounting from Lewis and Clark College which lead to a 31-year career with the US Department of Treasury. However, his greatest joy was raising his six sons and passing on to them the values of family, love of country, and a strong work ethic. Lee will always be remembered for his numerous talents and hobbies. You could usually find him on a tennis court, attending weekend flea markets and auctions, or piloting his Cessna 182. Lee will be missed by all those who had the privilege to be in his life.

Steve Brandon Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life for Steve Brandon will be held Saturday July 15th from 5-8 pm at Steve's home of 28 years located in Portland, Oregon. All are invited to celebrate Steve's birthday, commemorate Steve's 50 years of service to the community through sports journalism, and to kick off fund raising for a sports journalism scholarship in Steve's memory. Food and beverages will be served, bring your favorite refreshment if you like.

Please RSVP to Carol Brandon by July 8, 2023 at 503-863-7608 or carolbrandon72@hotmail.com

May Their Memories Forever Be a Blessing

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