2013 BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented By SYNNEX Corporation: Online Ticket Sales Now Open, Online Volunteer Registration Opens Feb. 1

Greenville, SC - 01/29/2013

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation’s ticket sales website, presented by Kentwool, is now open. The tournament’s online volunteer registration will open Friday, February 1.

“Both of these programs are a great way for the community to give back to local charities while being part of a world-class sporting event,” said Bob Nitto, president of South Carolina Charities, Inc.

When patrons purchase tickets online at www.buybmwtickets.com, 100 percent of the purchase price of $10, $25 and $50 tickets can be donated to one of the tournament’s 20 charity partners.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of the tournament. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the event wouldn’t be possible without them,” said Darin MacDonald, executive director of the tournament. “And it’s important to note that you don’t need to know anything about golf to volunteer. There’s a place for everyone.”

Volunteers can also earn funds for their favorite tournament charity by choosing one of the 20 charity partners to benefit from their workdays as a volunteer.

Those interested in volunteering can visit www.bmwcharitygolf.com for online volunteer registration or to download a paper application. Volunteer registration is $50, however, Early Bird Registration ($40) is available through March 29. The volunteer registration fee covers the volunteer package, which includes one tournament polo shirt, one cap or visor, one Volunteer Credential, one Patron Credential, one 2013 volunteer pin as well as food and beverages while volunteering.

The 2013 charities include: 100 Black Men of the Upstate, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greenville, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Spartanburg, Dogs for Autism, The First Tee of Greenville, Greenville Tech Foundation, Inc., Harvest Hope Food Bank, JDRF – Greater Western Carolinas Chapter, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), New Foundations Home for Children, Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS), Play Safe, Inc., The Reserve at Lake Keowee Charitable Foundation, Ronald McDonald House of the Carolinas, Scottish Rite Foundation, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville, Spiritual Two-A-Days, and The Walker Foundation for the S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind.

Since 2001, the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation has raised more than $9.25 million for 150+ charities. The tournament is a leading charity event on the Web.com Tour.

The 2013 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation will take place May 16-19 at Thornblade Club, Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course and, new for 2013, The Reserve at Lake Keowee.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation is the only tournament on the PGA TOUR’s Web.com Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Web.com Tour professionals in a four-day better-ball competition over three courses. Amateurs, celebrities and pros rotate between three courses on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the 16 lowest scoring pro-amateur/pro-celebrity teams advancing to play Sunday’s final round at Thornblade Club. Celebrities play once at each course on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $117,000 from the total purse of $650,000.

Complimentary daily grounds admission is granted for all active duty, retired, Reserve military and veterans, along with their dependents; a valid ID is required for entry. Complimentary daily grounds admission is also granted to all youth 14 and under who are accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

Founded, owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s greatest stage. Beginning in 2013, all 50 available PGA TOUR cards for each new season will come through the Web.com Tour.

For sponsorships and playing opportunities in 2013 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation visit bmwproam.com or contact Mike Ivester at (864) 630-9276 or mivester@sccharities.org.

For more information about the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation call (864) 297-1660, visit the tournament’s website bmwcharitygolf.com or follow the tournament’s social media pages at www.facebook.com/BMWCharityProAm and @BMWCharityProAm.

2013 Tournament Courses:

Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course was designed by Robert Trent Jones and has consistently ranked among the best courses in South Carolina. The course is located in Greenville, S.C. and will host play Thursday, May 16 through Saturday, May 18. Visit thegreenvillecountryclub.com for more information.

The Reserve at Lake Keowee, a new tournament course for 2013, is a Jack Nicklaus Signature design that begins in a quaint Village Center, journeys through beautiful mountain landscapes and finishes lakeside with four holes in play along Lake Keowee—one of the purest lakes in North America. The course is located 45 minutes from Greenville in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and will host play Thursday, May 16 through Saturday, May 18. Visit reserveatlakekeowee.com for more information.

Thornblade Club was designed by Tom Fazio and is the home of many PGA TOUR professionals, including Jay Haas, Lucas Glover, Bill Haas, Kyle Thompson and Charles Warren. Located in Greer, S.C., Thornblade Club will host all four rounds of tournament play Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19. Visit thornbladeclub.com for more information.

Production Figures

  • 2013 Annual Production
    Total 2013 Production: 297,326
  • 2014 Production - February
    X3 Units: 12,892
    X5 Units: 12,200
    X6 Units: 2,089
  • Number of jobs – 8,000
  • North American suppliers –
    170
  • South Carolina suppliers –
    40

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