The inaugural event was held on June 12, 1990. The newly formed Golf Committee was co-chaired by Bob Lindgren & former RHS administrator, Gene Olive. They were assisted by community volunteers: Richfield Chamber of Commerce President Steve Lindgren in sponsorships, Bill Davis in publicity, Ernie Lindstrom in legal matters, George Karnas in banquet / program and Bud Erickson in golf tournament events. These men became the inaugural Board of Directors of the "Richfield Spartan Foundation, Inc.", a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. In willing cooperation with Richfield superintendents, beginning with Lowell Larson, the connection between the foundation and scholarships for deserving RHS students, was established.