Special Events

Spartan Golf Classic

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    Raise funds for Steward athletics
Over 125 Golfers in 2022 Tournament Raised More Than $65,000 to Support Steward Athletics  

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  • About the Ray Tate Spartan Golf Classic

    Each year, the Spartan Club hosts a golf invitational during the month of October. The event has continued to grow and attracts more than 100 golfers, including parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends within the Steward community.

    Typically the event is held at Independence Golf Club in Midlothian, the home of Steward’s golf team. This recently renovated golf course and its bright, contemporary clubhouse are ideal for our team and this event. In addition to playing 18 holes of golf on one of the best courses in Richmond, each golfer receives a lunch, dinner, drinks during play, a tournament shirt, a sleeve of golf balls, a goodie bag, and other prizes.

    We are able to provide such an exciting package due to the generosity of our sponsors, but most importantly, 100 percent of the proceeds for the event go to benefit the student-athletics program at The Steward School.

    Due to the success of this annual event and several other fundraising activities, the Spartan Club is able to help the student-athletes at The Steward School in so many ways. In the last two years alone, we have funded or helped fund:
    • upgraded sound system in the main gym
    • Sparty mascot costume
    • windscreens for baseball field and tennis courts 
    • state-of-the-art practice machines for the basketball and volleyball teams
    • weight room equipment
    • streaming equipment for fields and gymnasium 
    • scholarship awards for our student-athletes
    • and many other donations!
    Your support and generosity are key to enabling these kinds of donations to continue.

    Event registration will open in August; sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For any questions, including event sponsorship, please contact us.

  • History of the Spartan Golf Classic

    In 2012, the event 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 Steward School, its students, coaches, and athletic program. To honor his love of sports and the role they play in developing well-rounded young adults, a portion of the proceeds from The Ray Tate Spartan Golf Classic are used for two $1,000 scholarships awarded annually in his name. The scholarships recognize two currently enrolled Steward seniors who best exemplify the qualities of an exemplary student-athlete.
  • Program Information


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    11 A.M. Registration and LunchDriving Range and Putting Green Open

    1 P.M. Shotgun Start
    POST GOLF Dinner, Awards and Prize Drawings

2023-24 Golf Committee

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    Bobbie Fass 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    (804) 565-2334
  • Kelli Fox 

  • Melissa Johnson 

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    Lariza Rife 

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