Duck Club Fundraiser Draws Mario Cristobal to Medford

The Oregon Club of Southern Oregon held its biggest fundraiser of the year on Friday, drawing the biggest names in Ducks athletics to Medford for the night.

Posted: Jun. 15, 2018 10:01 PM
Updated: Jun. 16, 2018 12:00 AM

MEDFORD—There was a decidedly Ducks feel at the Rogue Valley Country Club on Friday, as the Oregon Club of Southern Oregon held its biggest fundraiser of the year.

With the goal of the 33rd annual Fitz Brewer Golf Tournament, Banquet and Auction to raise money for the university’s athletic department, officials and coaches, including football’s Mario Cristobal, were in Medford for the night.

“This gives us an opportunity to say thank you for the support and at the same time to make sure we let everyone down here know how important southern Oregon is to the University of Oregon,” Cristobal said. “It is extremely important and the best way to show that and express that is to show up in person, so here we are."

Cristobal and staff hosted a camp today in Eugene, then hopped on a plane and landed in Medford to arrive in time for the dinner and auction.

The long day is nothing new for the first-year head coach. He said he’s working tirelessly for those who support the program and to bring the Ducks back to national prominence.

“Our best way of saying thanks is to make sure we are putting those 20-hour days in to make sure they get the type of product they want on Saturdays in Autzen Stadium," he said.

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