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Golf tournament fundraiser to honor Wayne Oliver's legacy

The event will be held May 3 at Stone Creek Golf Course in Oregon City. Proceeds will benefit Canby Junior Baseball and the ALS Association.


Wayne Oliver wasn’t much of a golfer, but he almost certainly would have been excited about an upcoming event at Stone Creek Golf Course in Oregon City.

The Wayne-O Golf Classic, a recreational tournament planned for May 3, will double as a fundraiser for Canby Junior Baseball and the area chapter of the ALS Association.

It’s the first edition of the annual event, formerly known as the Cougar Open, since the passing of the longtime civic leader and youth sports advocate.

“It’s a way to help with his legacy to help the community,” said Ryan Oliver, Wayne’s son. “It will help some great causes.”

The fundraiser will be therapeutic for Ryan Oliver, who recently lost both of his parents. His mother, Karen Brusse, died last September after a bout with ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. His father, who was active in youth baseball across the state, died Feb. 6.

The golf tournament was announced as Ryan Oliver was in the process of changing the name of a local nonprofit from Cougar Pride to the Wayne Oliver Foundation. The organization plans to donate money to a variety of local causes and activities, including youth sports.

The entry fee for the fundraiser is $150 and includes $50 towards Nike golf merchandise, which will be on sale at the course. Check-ins will begin at 12 p.m., and the tournament is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. A dinner will follow.

For more information about the event, including sponsorship opportunities and raffle donations, contact Ryan Oliver by phone at 503-266-2715 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Information is also available online at www.wayneoliverfoundation.com.



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