SGW Memorial Corporation is comprised of family and friends of Steve Whitlock. Steve died in 1989 after losing his battle with cancer of the brain stem.
Steve was an inspiration to us all as he demonstrated his zest for life during his 13 month battle against cancer. Steve's family and friends came together for a cause and a purpose: to raise money for a great cause in memory of someone we love, respect and miss dearly.
Since 1989, family and friends of Steve Whitlock have been working tirelessly raising money for kids battling cancer. We elected to contribute the proceeds from the Steven G Whitlock Memorial Golf Tournament to Camp Esperanza which is produced by The Bridewell Foundation.
Camp Esperanza is held once a year at Camp John Marc for as many as 140 kids battling cancer. Kids attending camp are given an opportunity to interact with kids facing similar challenges and have fun swimming, camping, horseback riding, fishing and ziplining to name a few. Proceeds from SGW go towards underwriting the cost for each kid to attend camp, a cost of about $500.
When Steve died in 1989 after battling cancer of the brain stem it was very difficult for Steve's family and friends. Steve was very energetic, personable and loved life. We saw the same characteristics in the brave kids who attend Camp Esperanza each year. Since inception, SGW Memorial has contributed $526,950 to The Bridewell Foundation thanks to the contributions and participation of the tournaments' volunteers, golfers, sponsors and donors.