Donnie Yee-
2012 Honoree

donnie senior

At SBHS Donnie earned letters in baseball, track and football. He was best known for his football exploits as one of the smallest players, but one of the fastest. Santa Barbara High football fans enjoyed watching Donnie scamper and jitterbug around the field making opposing players miss their tackles. His entertaining football exploits started a love affair with the people of Santa Barbara that lasted a lifetime. During the Korean war, he served in Korea with the 1st Marine Division attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was a lifetime member of the Marine Corps. In 1954, Donnie joined the staff at the Boys Club of Santa Barbara, serving first as P.E. Director and later as Unit Director. During 37 years at the Boys Club, he coached and guided thousands of young people. Donnie died January 31, 2011. His memorial was standing room only at the Boys and Girls Club Auditorium.






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