The weather held, the golf was good, and the food was tasty at the Outlaw Open Golf athletic fundraiser held at Aspen Lakes June 3.

Just over 80 golfers from all over the region and as far away as Seattle took part in the afternoon event, according to the Outlaws’ Head Football Coach Clayton Hall.

“The staff at Aspen Lakes did a phenomenal job of hosting this event, including having a fleet of golf carts ready to go,” he said. “At 12:45 everything was ready to go and the golfing was a blast. Aspen Lakes is such a beautiful golf course. It was a peaceful and relaxing day of golf with lots of laughs and good times shared by all those who participated.”

Ross Kennedy’s four-person team took first place, just one stroke ahead of the foursome sponsored by Kyle Frick. Casey Meudt won both the longest ball contest and the “closest to the pin” competition as his ball stopped just four inches from the hole.

Funds raised from the Outlaw Open will help the football team pay for equipment and offset the cost of going to the Linfield team camp later this month. Hall said the final tally of the proceeds would be known later this week.

Once all the golfers finished the 18 holes, participants moved inside to the Aspen Lakes Clubhouse for more socializing and dinner. The Jazz Folks played background music while the 100 dinner guests enjoyed a meal that included top sirloin, creamy artichoke chicken, garlic potatoes, and salad. A dessert auction provided fun competition as the highest bidders from each table got to pick dessert first.

A silent auction included art items, Oregon football tickets, golf gear, and professional home cleaning.

The fundraising was not over, however. Once dinner and dessert concluded, the live auction began. Auction items included a Sauer .300 Weatherby Magnum rifle, a McKenzie River raft trip for four, a couples massage, golf packages at Aspen Lakes Golf Course, and more, according to Hall.

“Our auctioneer, Chris Mayes, did a great job and had the crowd laughing, “ he said. “As the auction was going on, the football team lined the stairs that went up to the second floor, so it was neat to have the boys there to be a part of such a fun event.”

Hall felt satisfied and gratified following the Open.

“Being my first year at this I felt the event was very successful, and a lot of fun for those who participated. I am so grateful for the Outlaw Booster Club, for the Cyrus family who own Aspen Lakes, and all of our sponsors,” he said.