PIL Hall of Fame Monthly News September 2023 PIL HOF Update

September 2023 PIL HOF UpdateSeptember 2023 PIL HOF Update

September 2023 ~

Hall of Fame Members of the Month 2022 Sullivan Award Winners

Honoring the 2022 Denny Sullivan Award Winners

Kylee Nelson, 2022 Sullivan Award Winner (Grant, 2022) during relay
Kylee Nelson
Lincoln, 2022

photo of Nolan Malcomson (Wells, 2022) - 2022 Sullivan Award Winner, during a hurdle competition
Nolan Malcomson
Wells, 2022

PIL HOF Vice President Bruce Plato Interviewed on Facebook Live with Greg Crawford

PIL HOF VP Bruce Plato (Wilson, 1974) was recently interviewed on Facebook Live by Greg Crawford.
View interview with Bruce Plato

PIL HOF Summer 2023 Newsletter now Available!

The PIL HOF Summer 2023 Newsletter includes profiles of the 2023 PIL HOF Inductees, information on our upcoming Mel Krause Memorial Golf Tournament, and information on our PIL HOF Induction Banquet in October. A very special thanks to Dennis Maloney (Cleveland, 1960) for his incredible effort to assemble and produce the newsletter!

Summer 2023 PIL HOF Newsletter

PIL  HOF FAME Induction Banquet - October 15, 2023

The annual PIL HOF Induction Banquet will be held October 15, 2023 at 3:30 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at 1000 NE Multnomah St. Portland, OR 97232, 503-281-6111

For information or tickets please see link below or contact Jack Bertell at 503-244-1533 or at jrbertell@gmail.com

2023 PIL HOF Induction Banquet

We are looking for a $1000 brochure sponsor for our 2023 Induction Banquet. If interested, please contact Jack Bertell at 503-244-1533 or at jrbertell@gmail.com

Watco Electric (Wilson High) American Legion Baseball Teams hold 50 Year Reunion.

Players, coaches, family members, and fans gathered last week to reunite and reminisce about the 1972 and 1973 seasons that saw Watco finish 3rd in the American Legion World Series in Lewiston, Idaho in the 1973 season. Nineteen players and coaches showed up including PIL HOF Members Bruce Plato, Dale Murphy, John Dunn, Steve Rudolph, Bruce Plato, Jeff Dunn, Rich Dodge, Gail Meier, Mike Clopton and Legendary Coach Jack Dunn. Teammates rounding out the reunion included Kevin LaBerge, Gary Zagelow, Joel Roth (PIL HOF Executive Committee Member), Blake Byrne, Tom Cowan, Scott Riese, Bill King, Ernie Thompson, Duane Erland, Zed Merrill and Kyle Hill standing in for his brother Bobby Hill. Missing besides Bobby Hill were Eric Gilmore, PIL HOF Member Scott Peterson, and deceased Paul Duncan.

Watco Electric (Wilson High) American Legion Baseball Teams hold 50 Year Reunion.

Watco Electric (Wilson High) American Legion Baseball Teams hold 50 Year Reunion.

Not to be Outdone......

Madison PIL Hall of Fame Members Celebrate Bill Booth's 65th Birthday

PIL Hall of Fame Member Bill Booth celebrated his 65th birthday, joined by fellow Madison PIL Hall of Fame Members Jeff Erdman, Marty Pinz, Greg Hay and their fellow teammate Jim Sleeman for a birthday float down the Clackamas River. Last report, Seal Team 65 was seen drifting wayward down the Willamette somewhere near Eugene......

photo of 'Seal Team 65' gathering for a Clackamas river float

'Seal Team 65' gathers for a Clackamas river float

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

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

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

Team Entries  -- Sold Out!

If you are interested in being put on a cancellation list please contact Steve Rudolph @ rudy6@hotmail.com or 503-449-0438

All sponsorship opportunities are still available as are tickets to join us for lunch or dinner, please let Steve know if interested.

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
Lunch Sponsor - Direct Sales - Mike Keller
Hosted Hole - $500
Hole Sponsor - $150

2023 PIL Golf Open

Sept. 27th
The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club 11am - Double Shot Gun 5:30pm - Dinner, Awards, Prizes

Please see link below to register for, or get information on the 2023 PIL Golf Open put on by the Portland Interscholastic League Foundation to support PIL athletics. For additional information please contact Heather Jenkins at 503-916- 3485 or at jenkinsh@pps.net

2023 PIL Golf Open

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