From its humble beginnings at a backyard barbecue attended by five committed Dons, “Ye Ole Gang” has grown to hundreds of participants annually. The vision and purpose of founder Sal Padilla was to establish and perpetuate “Ye Ole Gang” in the spirit of camaraderie, good will, and loving fellowship. Even to the day of his passing in 2004 that spirit drove, and still drives, his beloved “Gang.”

A powerful athletic heritage at the school is the energy that drives YOG. It is fueled by the sensational athletic triumphs of ten decades creating a legacy of great expectations. The “Get-Together” provides a unique opportunity for players, coaches, fans and families to recapture the memories of their youth, rekindle friendships, make new friends, and to honor past and present Dons.

It is our mission to maintain and perpetuate this greatest of all traditions. Sal Padilla said it best: It’s about camaraderie – brothers forever. Those emotions persevere and live in the spirit and hearts of “Ye Ole Gang”.

“Once A Don Always A Don.”


14th Annual Ye Ole Gang SB Dons Golf Tournament
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Montecito Country Club, Santa Barbara
Check-in at 11:30am
Lunch at 12:00 noon
Shotgun starts at 1:00pm

For More Information:
Call 805-689-4181 or 805-284-3986

or email

Y.O.G. 2013 Honoree

Karch Kiraly
Share Your Photos With Us!
Do you have any photos of past or present Santa Barbara High athletes? Maybe some from your playing days or past Y.O.G. dinners? Ye Ole Gang is putting together a photo gallery and we need your help.

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