G.R.O.W.L. 2016 Hall of Fame Dinner Auction


The 2016 G.R.O.W.L. “Hall of Fame” Induction and Dinner Auction will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 6:00 pm at the ESD 113 building located in Tumwater (next to Costco). Go to the G.R.O.W.L. website to make your reservations. Tickets are $25.00 if you register before Monday, April 11th and $30.00 after and at the door.

This is an incredible event that honors outstanding former athletes, coaches and community members who have contributed dearly to Olympia’s rich Athletic Tradition. Since 2011, G.R.O.W.L has funded the foundation for the OHS Athletic Hall of Fame, including plaques, record boards, gym banners marking district and state championships and more.

2015-16 Inductees Include:

1909: Russell S. (Rusty) Callow: Football, Basketball, Baseball
1989: Margaret (Vest) Rice: Cross Country, Track
1992: Harry Leons: Football, Basketball, Baseball
1998: Kristen Johnson: Volleyball
1998: Mark Bigelow: Basketball

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Adolph Larson (Coach)
Randy Edwards (Coach)

We will also be recognizing the following State Championship Teams:

1957 Boys Swimming
1996 Boys Golf
1998 Boys Track
2006 Girls Track


Here is a sneak peak at a few auction items from the volleyball community that will be available to bid on:

  • Guest “coach” on the OHS Varsity Volleyball bench at a match.
  • A chance for three youth to fill ball-girl duties at a Varsity Volleyball match.
  • One OHS Volleyball Bear Camp registration.
  • A private or semi-private (up to 3 players) volleyball lesson with Coach Creighton.
  • A kayak outing and dinner for four on the quiet waters of Southern Eld Inlet.

If you or someone you know is willing to donate for the auction, please visit the G.R.O.W.L. website at: http://www.ohsgrowlathletics.com or email Kenna Canaan. Auction items are due by April 11th. View auction item donation ideas here.


Dessert will be auctioned during the evening and only the top three desserts auctioned will receive a percentage. Ours is going to be an amazing cake made by Abby’s Cookies and Cupcakes, so keep an eye out for it.