Outlaw Open founder Bob Macauley was in town for the event last weekend. photo by Jerry Baldock
Outlaw Open founder Bob Macauley was in town for the event last weekend. photo by Jerry Baldock
Golfers at the Outlaw Open, June 1, enjoyed great weather, delicious food, and fun times, according to organizer and Head Football Coach Neil Fendall.

Nearly 90 golfers took part in the event, which included 18 holes of golf, a catered dinner, as well as raffles and other contests within the day, netting approximately $15,000 for the football program. Team members were on hand to help check in clubs, load carts, sell raffle tickets and bus tables.

The volleyball team staged a fundraiser at hole 12 that helped them earn about $800 toward their program.

The winning team included Carl Berg, Blake Weber, Greg Everson, and Henry Marshall, while the day’s worst score came from the team of Olin Sitz, Angela Sitz, Charlie Patterson and Jamie Vohs. Tim Barrier and Alyse Nicodemus won the award for ball closest to the pin and Ross Kennedy had the longest drive of the day.

A new award, for the most spirited team, went to Doug Hull, Chris Mayes, Andrew Mayes and Chris Lee.

Following the golf, participants and other guests enjoyed dinner catered by Cody’s Country Catering, which included tri-tip steak, chicken, potatoes, salad, barbecue beans and garlic bread. Sisters Meat and Smokehouse donated meats and cheeses.

Special guest participants included former Outlaws coach Bob Macauley along with a number of alumni from the 1998 and 1999 state championship teams. Former coach Clyde Powell won the raffle prize, a Yeti cooler and other items valued at $500. He and Macauley were among a dozen current and former football coaches in attendance.

Fendall had a laundry list of people to thank for their support, including all the sponsors, Jerry Baldock, Bethany Gunnarson’s art program, parent volunteers, and Your Care Medical among others. He saved his biggest dose of gratitude for the Cyrus family, owners of Aspen Lakes.

He said, “I would like to personally thank the Cyrus family (Keith, Connie, Matt and Pam) for their long-standing generosity and willingness to help support the Outlaws for as long as they have. I got to see first-hand why this family has been inducted into the Sisters High School Hall of Fame. They are truly one of the most generous groups of people I’ve come across in my coaching career.”

“It’s gratifying to have so many people come together to support our programs, and it feels good to know everyone had a good time together on an incredibly beautiful spring day,” said Fendall. “The event was a success in every sense.”

In addition to Fendall, the organizing committee included Lynne Fendall, Kristy Rawls, Ken Ruettgers, Rob Malone and Pam Mitchell.