Rocky Hill Country Day School’s Fall Classic is an annual golf and tennis tournament followed by a dinner and auction event. All are welcome to attend any and all portions of the day and it is a great opportunity to connect with the Rocky Hill Country Day community! This year marks the 21st annual Fall Classic.
Over the last 20 years, the Fall Classic has raised over $1 million for the students, faculty, and programs at the School. This year, our goal is to raise $60,000 to support: student programs and curriculum, athletics, and financial aid and scholarships. Please join us on Monday, September 23, 2019, as we hit the links, swing our rackets, and raise our bidder paddles!
Ways to participate:
- Sponsor the Event: Get exposure for your business while supporting the School at the same time. We offer sponsorships at many levels and price points.
- Be a Volunteer: There are opportunities to lend a hand setting up the auction, registering players, manning a hole-in-one, on helping in the office in the weeks prior. Plus, volunteering is a great way to meet families, faculty, and friends of the School. If you would like to volunteer on the planning committee, please contact Missy Walker.
- Play Golf: Put together a foursome, come as a single player, or come with a friend and play 18 holes on one of Rhode Island’s most beautiful courses; we offer best ball and scramble formats.
- Play Tennis: Swing a racket at Rocky Hill Country Day’s Alumni Courts. The tennis tournament is appropriate for beginning to intermediate players. It is a round-robin tournament with rotating partners.
- Join us for the Dinner and Auction: Even if you do not join us for golf or tennis, many guests just come for the dinner and auction. A highlight of the Fall Classic, the auction features a raffle and silent and live auctions.
Schedule of Events
Tennis at Rocky Hill Country Day Alumni Courts
8:30 a.m. – Registration and warm-up
9:00 a.m. – Tennis Round Robin Format: rotating partners
12:00 p.m. – Luncheon & Awards
Golf at Potowomut Golf Club
11:30 a.m. – Registration opens
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Deli Luncheon
1:00 p.m. – Shotgun start Format: scramble or best ball
Cocktail Reception, Auction, Awards & Fall Classic Dinner
5:15 – 8:00 p.m. – all golfers, tennis players, and dinner guests welcome
Assorted Hors d’oeuvres
Choice of: Prime Rib, Chicken Saltimbocca, or Eggplant Parmesan
Dessert & Coffee
Dress: casual attire, no jeans
2019 Fall Classic Auction Items
10-day Trip to China - An Insider's View
Two of our Rocky Hill Country Day international families have joined together to provide an unforgettable trip to China. Heyuan Ma '20 and Daisy Liu and Wilson Yang, parents of Bessie '21, are excited to work with you to plan a 10-day, multi-city experience for up to four people.
Your vacation will include 4-5 star accommodations in Beijing, Shanghai, and Yingkou in the province of Liaoning. Daisy will be your host and resource while in Beijing and Shanghai. Each city includes a three-night hotel stay in two standard rooms, a dinner hosted by Daisy, and one day of a guided tour to a destination of your choice in each city. While in Yingkou, you will enjoy a four-night stay at the 4-star Hualian Hotel with two deluxe rooms, a personal driver, and the hospitality of Heyuan as your tour guide for a variety of cultural and dining experiences.
The trip can take place anytime between July 1 - July 20, 2020. Heyuan and Daisy will work with you directly to make all of the arrangements and plan a trip to meet your interests. Additional opportunities to modify the trip are possible and can be discussed in advance. Travel to China and between destinations is not included.
SHANGHAI: The city rivals New York or Paris in terms of modernity and boasts a blended culture of the East and the West. Shanghai is a tourist destination famous for historical landmarks as well as modern, ever-expanding skylines. Top attractions include the Bund, Yu Garden, and the Jade Buddah Temple, among others.
BEIJING: Beijing, China’s sprawling capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. It is known as much for modern architecture as for its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall of China, and the Summer Palace.
YINGKUO: Being on the estuary formed by the Liaohe River on the Bohai Sea, the city has a beautiful natural landscape. Besides scenic areas, Yingkuo offers plenty of recreational facilities, hot springs, amusement parks, marine sports facilities, their famous kabobs, as well as other forms of entertainment It has become a popular tourist destination not only in China but also in northeast Asia. During your stay you can also visit the neighboring beautiful beach resort of Dalian and the historic city of Shenyang.
Villa in Tuscany
Casa Alina is a terracotta laden, restored 12th century villa that was originally a sacristy once owned by the Vatican. The owners have perfectly blended Tuscan traditions with everyday luxury to create a place where you will feel like home, away from home. The home boasts three floors, three bedrooms (king, queen, double), two full bathrooms, two patios, gourmet kitchen, and central air.
- One week stay at Casa Alina – no expiration
- Private chef four-course dinner by Nonna Laura (6)
- Private bike tour with Tuscany By Bike and wine tasting at the Poppiano Castle, on the 11th century Guicciardini estate (2)
- Private cellar tour, wine tasting, and lunch at Sonnino Castle (2)
Puerto Rico Vacation
Enjoy a three-night stay at Villa Yocahu, a completely renovated 4,000 sf 5 bedroom/5 bath home in Punta Las Marias, just 1.5 blocks away from the beach. It is located three miles away from the international airport, six miles from Old San Juan, and minutes away from restaurants, night life, and major hotels and casinos.
At Villa Yocahu you will find a relaxing atmosphere with a private swimming pool, multiple hammocks, a beautiful garden, and plenty of outdoor sitting in the 900 sf terrace and poolside deck. Bedrooms accommodate 12 (2Q/Q/Q/Q/K). No expiration - subject to availability.
Instant Wine Cellar
After a festive summer it’s time to restock your wine collection. This 38-bottle assortment offers you a variety of wines and vineyards.
2013 Viberti Giovanni Barolo Red (3)
2012 Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino (3)
2014 Cesari Amarone Red (3)
2015 Luiano Ottantuno Chianti (3)
2016 Meiomi Pinot Noir
2015 Merlot (3)
2015 Chardonnay (3)
2016 Pinot Noir (3)
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (3)
2017 Pinot Noir
2018 Pinot Grigio
2015 Heritage Red
2017 Sauvignon Blanc
2017 Grenache Rose (6)
Four Patriots Tickets
Four tickets to Patriots vs. Giants, Thursday, October 10 @ 8:20 p.m.; Section 223, Row 25, Seats 13-16
Two Club Seats to Pats vs. Cowboys + Tailgate
Located along the sidelines of the second tier of seating, these Club seats offer amazing sight lines to both ends of the field. Enjoy plush, padded seats; a private entrance for easy access into the stadium; and access to the Putnam Club with video walls and upscale food service.
- Two Putnam Club tickets to Patriots vs. Cowboys, Sunday, November 24 @ 4:30 p.m.; Section CL30, Row 12
- One mixed case of Grey Sail beer for your tail gate fun
Four Red Sox Loge Tickets
Four tickets (LOGE Box 137, Row LL, Seats 1-4) to the Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles game on Friday, September 27 @ 7:10 p.m.
Gooseneck Vineyards Wine Tasting for 12
Gooseneck Vineyards is a local, woman owned, business located in Wickford, RI. We travel the world to make wines where they are made best. Then we deliver to your glass with a local label. Join us in our tasting room for a private wine tasting for up to 12 people. In addition to the wines we will also have delicious snacks and small bites provided by Alma.
Four Lower Arena Tickets to The Lumineers at Mohegan Sun Saturday, February 29
The Lumineers earned mainstream success in 2012 thanks their chart-topping track “Ho Hey.” Based out of Denver, the group draws heavily on western folk traditions, which is reflected in their hand-clapping, foot-stomping tunes, like “Ophelia,” “Stubborn Love” and “Flowers in Your Hair."
Apponaug Brewing Company Dinner & Beer Tasting for 6
Apponaug Brewing Company has emerged as one of Rhode Island's hot spots for great craft beer and tasty bites. Enjoy a dinner and beer tasting for six along with a behind-the-scenes tour of the brewery. Guests can also order wine and crafty spirits from the full bar menu.
Photography by Ruth Clegg
RHCD's school photographer Ruth Clegg provides families and businesses with exceptional quality photography and video services. Use this $600 gift certificate toward a photography or video session and products from that session.
Marc Jacobs Ladies Sunglasses
These sunglasses complement your look with an accessory that is a cut above the rest. The MARC 382/F/S is brand new on the market in 2019. With this eye wear you are at the cutting-edge of trends and fashion.
Polaroid Sport Sunglasses
These Polaroid sunglasses ensure total comfort and freedom of movement without sacrificing attention to detail. Perfect for a bike ride around town and for playing beach games in summer, this style combines high performance and superior fit.
Family Photo Shoot by Dawn Temple
Professional photographer and RHCD faculty member Dawn Temple will provide a 30-minute family photo shoot and one complimentary 8x10 print of one image from the session. Additional prints available for purchase.
Located on the shores of Narragansett Bay, Quidnessett Country Club boasts one of the most beautiful courses in the area. Your foursome will enjoy 18-holes with carts at this magnificent golf course.
Warwick Country Club Foursome
Warwick Country Club, established in 1924, is one of Rhode Island's premier waterfront country clubs. The club offers an 18-hole Donald Ross-designed par 69, 6,500-yard classic seaside golf course. With views of Narragansett Bay from every hole, your foursome will enjoy every minute of your round (carts included).
Point Judith Country Club Golf for Three
Nestled in beautiful Narragansett, Point Judith Country Club offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. This private course is a favorite in Rhode Island with its well-groomed fairways and greens and a top-notch clubhouse. You and two guests will be hosted by RHCD parent and member Ian Madom. Date to be mutually agreed upon.
Adirondack Chair Building with Mr. Mike
Mr. Mike will work with you and your family to build two custom Adirondack chairs. Choose from adult- or child-sized chairs made custom for you and by you! It's an unforgettable experience with a lasting memory of your day. All materials are supplied.
Baking and Pizza Party with Head of School Diane Rich
Your child and his or her classmates (10 children total) will enjoy a baking and pizza party with Head of School Diane Rich at the Head’s House. They'll come home with delicious treats and fun-filled memories of their special day.
Children's Art Lesson with Mrs. Armentano & $50 to Clayground
Your young artist will love this package! Mrs. Armentano has offered a special 75-minute, rainbow-themed art making lesson for up to four children of any age. She supplies the materials and guidance and they supply the giggles and imagination. Also included is a $50 gift certificate to Clayground where your child can explore ceramics, glass fusing, or canvas painting.
Three Tickets to Aladdin at PPAC with Dinner
The Broadway sensation, Aladdin, is coming to Providence! This must-see musical is fun for all ages and you'll have a great view from these seats: Level: ORCH | Section: LC | Row: HH | Seats: 101-105. Before the show, head over to Mills Tavern with this $100 gift certificate.
Grandfriends' Day VIP
Your child's grandfriend(s) will know they are VIPs when they sit in reserved seats for GrandFriends' Day in Lower School.
- Six front row seats reserved for the GrandFriends’ Day performance in the Campbell Center
- Reserved parking spot in front or back lot
Fire Truck Ride
Do you have a future fire chief in your family? The East Greenwich Fire Department will take two children for a ride through town (15-20 minutes) and take pictures as well. You can schedule it for a weekday morning and arrive to school in style or plan if for a weekend. If available, the Fire Chief will ride along and you can bring three extra friends.
Get Healthy - Yoga for 10 and fitbit for You
Enjoy a small, private yoga class for you and up to nine other friends at your home or the All That Matters Yoga Studio. You will work with yogi Tobi Jedrey on the type of flow you are most interested in. Before your lesson, you can use your $20 All That Matters Yoga gift card for clothing or fitness equipment. Maintain your healthy lifestyle and track your fitness success with this Charge HR fitbit.
- 75-minute private yoga class with All That Matters yogi Tobi Jedrey
- $20 gift card to All That Matters Yoga
- Charge HR black fitbit, size small
Cape Cod Getaway
Enjoy a two-night stay for two adults and up to two children at the Bayside Resort in Falmouth, MA. This mid-Cape location is a short drive to P-Town and the National Seashore. The resort has an indoor pool and game room for the kids, and a whirlpool, sauna, and fitness center for the adults.
- Two-night stay for two adults and two children (October 14 – May 1) in a deluxe queen room. Includes one $6 dinner discount voucher per person and complimentary breakfast.
Your teen will enjoy hours of fun with friends and family.
- The Great Escape Room in Providence offers one of the area's most popular teen and adult night's out. Enjoy four free passes and test your team's brain power.
- Rhode Island's favorite winter fun spot is Yawgoo Valley. Beat the winter doldrums with these 8 tubing passes.
- Gather around the table for hours of fun with Drop Mix, a fast-paced music mixing game.
Our very talented Mike Chatterley has created a stunning vase perfect for any room in your house!
Even if you don't have a green thumb, your plants will look stunning in this Mike Chatterley planter.