Thursday June 16, 2016 at 9AM kicks of the 15th annual Brett Ringer Memorial Golf Tournament. We couldn’t be prouder to be one of many sponsors helping to support and spread the word about this worthy event. Brett is the late son of former Rock Hill football coach Jim Ringer. On July 19, 2001 Brett was the victim of an unfortunate accident and died while working at the age of 24. His passing was a tragedy for all who knew him and this scholarship tournament was set up as one way to honor his memory and create a legacy that will memorialize him forever.
The event will be held at the Pinetuck Golf Course in Rock Hill. 100% of the money raised will benefit deserving students and help them attend the college or university of their choice. One candidate will be selected from each of our Rock Hill schools, as well as 12 others from around the state. The cost to participate in the tournament is $50 per person or $200 per team. Checks may be made out to the Brett Ringer Memorial Scholarship Fund and although payment will be accepted on the day of the tournament, registration should be made prior to the event at this LINK.
There will also be a silent auction held – items valued at over $2000 – and will include golf clubs, bags, coolers and other items. Again, all funds raised will benefit the students chosen through the scholarship fund.
Brett is remembered by those he worked with in the Clemson University Video Department as one of “the hardest working and polite students from this earth.” His dedication to task, doing things right and leading by example are memorialized on their website and it’s clear that his time on this earth while short, impacted many. Based on the impressions he left behind it is obvious that he was a young man with a purpose. That purpose lives on and will forever be recognized by the lives changed by this event and the scholarships it will provide.
Whether or not you’re an avid golfer, regardless of what will hit the silent auction – join in on this day and help generate support for worthy students in Brett’s name. If you’ve attended in the past, knew Brett personally or are making plans to be there on the 16th, comment below and assist in spreading the word.