Friday, November 17, 2023 | River Crest Country Club

Tournament Check In: 1:00 pm | Pro Am Check In: 4:30pm

Carl R. Brumley

Carl R. Brumley was a mountain of a man to his family and friends. He embraced life, served others intentionally, cherished community involvement, and followed Jesus. He was a strong man and had a gift for joy.

Carl was born in Memphis, Texas and raised in Austin, as an Austin High graduate. He was an Eagle Scout, embodying the principles of trust, loyalty, kindness, and reverence. He earned a BBA degree from The University of Texas, and remained a Texas Fiji and Longhorn forever.

Carl and his wife Mary Alice share a family of six children, enjoy 17 grandchildren, and cherish 8 great-grandchildren. He never missed an opportunity to be part of their lives and share his faith and love of Jesus Christ. He inspired all who knew him.

Carl dedicated his life to volunteer service, chairing and serving on the Union Gospel Mission Board for almost 30 years. He led and guided Dallas and Fort Worth Young Life boards for many years. People often sought him for wisdom and counsel in Bible studies and church service.

Carl’s patriotism shone through as he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He then embarked on a 66-year insurance career, working with Higginbotham & Associates in Fort Worth for 44 years, forming lifelong friends.

Carl epitomized vibrant living through diverse pursuits. As a sports enthusiast, he engaged in hunting, fishing, skiing, and golf. He explored the arts by painting, needlepoint, and woodworking. Gardening, pickleball, and global travel enriched his life. His creative spirit knew no bounds.

As Carl would say, Have a good and Godly day!


When you sponsor the Carl R. Brumley Memorial Pickleball Tournament and Pro Am, you are sponsoring more than a day of fun. You are supporting the DRC to move people out of homelessness into stable housing. You’re also helping to relieve stress on our first responders and tax-funded services like Code Compliance and county hospital, as well as creating cleaner, safer neighborhoods and a more vibrant business community. That’s a win-win-win for everyone!

Current Sponsors



WBR Partners

Sponsorship levels include:

Title Sponsor – $20,000 investment

  • Your Title sponsorship will help to completely furnish and outfit 15 new homes for people recovering from homelessness.
  • Additionally, you will receive spots for 2 (two) players in the Pro Am and 2 (two) teams in the Tournament.

Gold Sponsor – $10,000 investment

  • Your Gold sponsorship will help provide a year’s worth of nutritious food for 500 households who are recovering from homelessness.
  • Additionally, you will receive spots for 2 (two) players in the Pro Am and 1 (one) team in the Tournament.

Silver Sponsor – $5,000 investment

  • Your Silver sponsorship will help replace thousands of critical identity documents for people recovering from homelessness for one year.
  • Additionally, you will receive spots for 1 (one) player in the Pro Am and 1 (one) team in the Tournament.

Bronze Sponsor – $2,500 investment

  • Your Bronze level sponsorship will help provide bus passes for two months for people who are recovering from homelessness. 
  • Additionally, you will receive spots for 1 (one) team in the Tournament.

Download the sponsorship form

**Registration closes November 1, 2023 at noon.** 

Register to Play

Registration includes tournament play, refreshments, and dinner.
Dinner will have a cash bar.

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Play with a pro!

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Registered Players

Walter Owen
Brian Ranelle


Recreational or Competitive Doubles

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Registered Teams

Karen Dye & Shane Venis
Walter Owen & Sheila Owen
Jerry Severson & Mary Alice Brumley
Walter Owen & Brian Ranelle
Clint Rickabaugh & Taft Henderson
Collin Horner & Varun Mallipaddi

Register to Watch

Registration includes watching the tournament, dinner, and lots of fun with friends!
Dinner will have a cash bar.


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