Spartan Club

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  • Supporting Steward Athletics

    Parents are Spartans, too!
The Spartan Club recruits members annually from all Steward constituencies — parents, faculty, alumni, and alumni parents. Yearly dues support all Spartan Club programs and initiatives, including athletic equipment, scholarships, visiting speakers, and facilities. Members not only support the athletic program through their dues, but they also support the school by volunteering their time and promoting pride and enthusiasm for the athletic program.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Spartan Club, contact President Chuck Wingfield by email. The Steward School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under Tax ID# 54-0914765. Your Spartan Club membership is tax-deductible as permitted by law.

Questions? Contact Us

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  • Photo of Charles Wingfield

    Chuck Wingfield 

    Spartan Club President
  • Photo of Nan Semmelman

    Nan Semmelman 

    Events Coordinator
    (804) 740-3394 x2333
  • Photo of Amy Sherman

    Amy Sherman 

    Development Associate, Auxiliary Groups and Volunteers
    (804) 740-3394 x2331

In the past, the Spartan Club has raised funds to support…

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Why does The Spartan Club raise funds?

    The Steward School is dedicated to providing a high-quality athletic program for its students. With 40 teams in the Middle and Upper Schools, the Steward athletic program gives each student the opportunity to find the sport and team that is right for them.

    The School’s operating budget provides coaches and athletic staff supplies for the program. The Spartan Club supplements these provisions with “extras” that enhance the athletic experience for participants and spectators alike. The Spartan Club raises the funds necessary to provide additional team equipment, audio-visual supplies, and other materials and services that will ensure the continued success of Steward athletics.

    In the past, the Spartan Club has raised funds to build a sports pavilion, repair and upgrade fields, purchase weight room equipment, and fund scholarships and awards for student-athletes.
  • What is the Ray Tate Spartan Golf Classic?

    The Spartan Club hosts an annual golf invitational in October. The event has continued to grow and now attracts more than 100 golfers, including parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends within the Steward community. The Ray Tate Spartan Golf Classic has raised more than $150,000 in financial support for The Steward School’s athletic program. The combination of great golf and good friends coming together for a worthy cause makes this the Spartan Club’s signature fundraising event.
  • Does the Spartan Club host tournaments?

    Each year, the Spartan Club hosts and sponsors invitational tournaments for field hockey, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and volleyball teams. Students, families, and staff enjoy the opportunity to welcome other schools to our campus and to rally behind our teams.
  • Does the Spartan Club offer scholarships?

    In 2012, the Spartan Golf Classic was renamed in honor and memory of Ray Tate, the founding president of the Spartan Club. Mr. Tate, a man with a big heart who donated so much of his time and energy to athletics at The Steward School, established this event in 2003 and was a tremendous supporter of the School and its students, coaches, and athletic program.

    To honor Mr. Tate’s love of sports and the role they play in developing well-rounded young scholar-athletes, a portion of the proceeds from the Ray Tate Spartan Golf Classic is used for two scholarships awarded in his name, the Ray Tate Student-Athlete Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded annually to recognize a currently enrolled senior boy and girl who best exemplify the qualities of outstanding student-athletes.

2023-24 Spartan Club Board

Chuck Wingfield—President, Gerald Walsh—Vice President, Mike Proctor—Treasurer, Chris Armstrong, Susan Atkinson, Kara Bacile, Bobbie Fass, Kelli Fox, John Haar, Lee Healey, Melissa Johnson, Andy Mack, Shawn Morrison, Traci Qureshi, Lariza Rife, Bruce Secrest
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