Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Nate Stephens Memorial Golf Tournament & Silent Auction on Monday, Nov. 14 at the Charwood Country Club in West Columbia.  Check-in will begin at 9:30 am with a shotgun start at 11:00 am.

All proceeds will benefit the YMCA of Columbia Youth Sports Program in memory of Nate Stephens, who passed away in August of 2019.

Learn more or register at


  1. Register a team of (4) for $600
  2. Sponsor a hole for $250
  3. Donate an item to the silent auction
  4. Cash Donation at

Please email [email protected]


Left – Nate’s brother Brett, sister-in-law Beth and nieces Dot, Sadie and Caldwell | Right – Nate’s sister Caroline, nephew Ben, niece Ella and mom Robin.


Nate Stephens’ love of sports started at the age of 4 when his mother Robin enrolled him in youth soccer at their local YMCA.  He grew up playing soccer and made lifelong friends in the process.  As he became older that passion for soccer eventually turned to golf.

“When our son Nate died it devastated all of us and we questioned how to make anything positive out of such a tragedy,” explained Robin.  “All of us – friends, co-workers, and family – wanted to do something to remember Nate that would have a positive impact on our community.  That’s when we came up with a golf tournament that would benefit youth sports.”

The Nate Stephens Memorial Youth Sports Scholarship helps ensure that every child, regardless of financial circumstances, has an opportunity to participate in team sports at the Y.

“We want every child to have a chance to make lifelong friends and experience the positive impact that team sports provide,” said Robin.

2022 will be the 3rd year for the Nate Stephens Memorial Golf Tournament. Year one raised over $13,000 and year two almost doubled donations, topping $24,000. This year, they hope to raise even more!