Big Will’s Day Off



October 30, 2017 - Rock Hill Country Club

Please join us for a day of fun and fellowship in honor of the Stephenson Family!

Your support through this event will enrich the lives of youth in South Carolina through junior golf and education programs, as well as Alzheimer’s Research.

In Loving Memory of:

Will & Lynn Stephenson

Will and Linda Stephenson



Event Itinerary

11:00am-1:00 pm

Driving Range and Registration

1:00 pm

Shotgun Start


Post Event Auction Party

After Party Itinerary 5pm-9pm


 Open Bar

 Silent Auction & Live Auction

 Heavy Hors d’oeuvres

5:30pm - Silent Auction Begins

6:30-7pm - Live Auction Begins

8pm - Silent Auction Ends

8:30 - Closing Remarks

 *Casual/Golf Attire Dress Code

Sponsorship/Playing Opportunities:

Captains Choice Golf Tournament is open to 30 teams at $125 per player

Includes Golf, Gift Package, Lunch & Two invitations per person to after party at Rock Hill Country Club $5,000 Presenting Partner

Two teams in tournament (includes tee gifts); Twenty (20) Auction Party Tickets; recognized in all press and social media outlets as Presenting Sponsor; Recognition in event program, banner and Palmetto Golfer magazine. *Please email logo/how you want to be recognized to Joe Quick at

$500 per Four (4) Person Team OR $125 per Individual

Includes tee gifts; Two (2) Auction Party Tickets Per Player; Recognition in event program and Palmetto Goler magazine.

*Individuals will be placed on a team by tournament staff*

$100 Hole Sponsor

Includes Two (2) Auction Party Tickets Per Player; Recognition in event program, banner and Palmetto Golfer magazine.


Big Will’s Day OffBWDO Logo

The calendar of the SCJGF grew a little larger in 2014 with a new event in October called Big Will’s Day Off. The “BWDO” was a smashing success thanks to the unwavering support from folks in the Rock Hill community honoring one of their own, Will Stephenson. “Big Will” as most knew him because of his towering appearance, was a fun loving gentleman who thoroughly enjoyed life and his ‘Days Off’ on the golf course. Unfortunately, Big Will tragically passed away before the age of 50 in early 2013 from complications of dementia that formed just after the loss of his wife, mother and father in the span of four years. Daughter and son, Taylor and Wil wanted to honor their beloved parents and family in some fashion, as well as celebrate the life that they lived along with the things they loved to do. Once Taylor, BWDO Chairwoman, sat down with the SCJGF to discuss possibilities we were able to help piece together the recipe for success.

With a healthy relationship with the folks at Rock Hill Country Club, the core of the Stephenson’s friends and the SCJGF staff were able to form a Golf Tournament and Auction to raise money for the SCJGF and Alzheimer’s Association. The word around Rock Hill and York County began to spread and sponsorships, teams, auction items and volunteers started rolling in. AME, Inc., generously became the presenting sponsor along with other lead donors such as Clinton Family Ford, York County Natural Gas Authority and Thomas & Leitner Orthodontics.

A beautiful day on the golf course in late October ensued. The day kicked off during registration when participants could ‘buy’ mulligans. Not your traditional mulligans though! If you bought a ticket, you were entered in a ‘BALL DROP’ on the driving range where presenting sponsor AME, Inc. set up a crane with a contraption full of numbered golf balls. Once all the numbers were in, the latch was released over a flagstick. The ball closest to the flagstick won the $1,000 grand prize! It should be noted that the winner was generous enough to donate the money back to Junior Golf and Alzheimer’s Research! THANK YOU!

After the ball drop, players scooted through the golf course. Upon the completion of golf, participants and guests started filling the ballroom of RHCC’s Clubhouse. Great food and cold beverages were on the scene as well as nearly 100 auction items.   It was a special moment when Big Will’s brother took the microphone and thanks everyone for their support and participating in the inaugural event to support two causes near and dear to the Stephenson Family’s heart. When the dust settled, Big Will’s Day Off was able to take generate over $35,000 and contributions to both SC Junior Golf and the Alzheimer’s Association’s South Carolina Chapter were made.

A special thanks to the Stephenson Family for this opportunity, to the committee of the event who was the heart and soul and always kept the best interests of the family at the forefront, to the staff of RHCC and all of the participants, donors, sponsors, etc…that made this a can’t miss event moving forward!

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Bring three of your buddies who can blow off a day of work with you. Don’t have that many friends who can take the day off?? No problem, sign up by yourself and we will pair you up. Want to support this great event but can’t take a day off or just don’t want to play? Sponoring a hole is still really cool and appreciated.