BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs Golf Tournament Tickets Go on Sale

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 03/12/2002

Tickets to the April 25-28, 2002, BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament, to be played at Cliffs Valley and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, will go on sale this Friday at retail outlets. General Admission tickets can be purchased for $20 at the BMW Zentrum, Upstate and Western N.C. Central Carolina Bank’s (CCB), and all area Spinx stores, or by calling (864) 660-1103. Clubhouse, Skybox and VIP tickets can be purchased for $100, $200, and $300 respectively by calling (864) 660-1103.

Also, each of the 44 Upstate and Western N.C. charities that were selected as beneficiaries of the golf tournament will receive $15 (75%) back from every $20 general admission ticket that it sells. If you are interested in purchasing your tickets directly through a charity, they are:

Anderson County: Foothills Rape Crisis Center.

Buncombe (N.C.) County: Boy Scouts of America – Daniel Boone Council; Caring for Children; Eblen Foundation Children’s Charities.

Greenville County: A Child’s Haven; Alliance for Community Trust/Greenville Sexual Trauma Center; American Cancer Society/African Health Fest; Birthright of Greenville; Boys Home of the South; Boy Scouts of America – Blue Ridge Council; Camperdown Academy; Center for Developmental Services; Compass of Carolina; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Discovery Park Playground Association; Friends of the Greenville County Guardian ad Litem Program; Girl Scouts; Greenville Free Medical Clinic; Camp Courage; Hidden Treasure Christian School; Insights; Loaves and Fishes; Make-A-Wish; Meyer Center for Special Children; Miracle Hill Ministries; Mitchell Road Christian Academy; North Greenville College; Pendleton Place; Phillis Wheatley Association; Ronald McDonald House of Greenville; S.C. Children’s Theatre; St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School; St. Francis Foundation; St. Joseph’s High School; Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources; United Ministries; YoungLife.

Henderson (N.C.) County: Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Pickens County: Pinnacle Point; Rape Crisis Council of Pickens County.

Spartanburg County: Boy Scouts of America – Palmetto Council; First Tee; Girl Scouts; The Walker Foundation.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament is the only BUY.COM TOUR event that features professionals paired with an amateur/celebrity partner in a two-day best-ball competition. The 12 best teams (eight best Pro-Celeb and four best Pro-Am) advance to play for the BMW Charity Cup on Saturday. The professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $94,500 from the total purse of $525,000, while the amateurs/celebrities will compete for individual prizes and cash donations to the charity of their choice. All four rounds will be televised live by The Golf Channel.

Coming off of a stellar inaugural event that brought actor Kevin Costner and future NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback Dan Marino to the Upstate, last April’s tournament raised $500,000 for 30 Upstate and Western N.C. charities. That is a record on the PGA TOUR for the most money ever raised from a first-time BUY.COM event. Costner, Marino, Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Johnny Bench, actor John O’Hurley, singers Darius Rucker and Edwin McCain, and Jennifer Mills, a Greenville native who is currently an anchor/reporter for The Golf Channel, are among the celebrities that have already agreed to participate in this year’s event. More celebrity announcements are forthcoming.

For more information on the golf tournament call (864) 660-1103, or visit the tournament’s website at or and click on the 2002 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs logo. For more information on The Cliffs Communities visit its website at, and for more information on the PGA TOUR visit its website at

Other sponsors who contribute funds to the 2002 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament include: Verizon Wireless; SUITT Construction; Focus Golf/Dunlop; Johnson Controls, Inc.; Lear Corp.; IMI Resort Holdings; Magna-International; Budweiser of Greenville; Duravit USA; Dunlop Slazenger Group Americas; Jackson-Dawson Integrated Marketing Communications; Faurecia Interior Systems; Kimberly-Clark; Seeber USA; Pepsi-Cola; Grammer Industries; Spitznagel; Draexlmaier; ADSPECS; The Budd Company; The Greenville Journal; Raflatac; Greenville Office Supply; Spinx; Delta Airlines; The Greenville News; Brose North America; CC+I; Findlay Industries; Lemforder; MT Tech AG; Spartanburg Steel; SUNEX Tools; Central Carolina Bank; ClubCar; Gentex; Outback Steakhouse; Plastic Omnium; Textron; AR Funding; Softlab; Westin Poinsett; Ben Arnold-Sunbelt Beverage Company; Diversified Coating System; ASC; FS Fehrer; Golf Headquarters of Louisville; Greenville Industrial Rubber & Gasket; Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd; ImageWare Systems; John Jackson LLC; Kobrand; Pro Golf of Greenville; Putman Travel; S.A.M.; ElDeCo; Preferred Sourcing, Inc.; Ashmore Brothers Construction; Greenville Chamber of Commerce; Merrill Lynch; Piedmont Natural Gas; Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce; Upstate Alliance; Soby’s; Chick-fil-A; Fuddruckers; Ryder Transportation Services; Behr NA; General Mills; Global Performance; Joseph Konopacke; Pfizer Pharmaceuticals; Cameron and Barkley Co.; B-F Company; Delphi Automotive Systems; Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc., Xerox, Genco of Simpsonville, Inc.; Zuena Staerker; TMG Golf; Carolina Brick and Block; Battenfeld of America, Inc.; IKON; Cintas; Diversco; Newlife Turf; Togar Rugs; Tom Kannegiesser; Floralscapes; Payne, McGinn & Cummins, Inc.; AMICA; TNT Logistics North America; Workwell Business Health Care Services; Hershey; Triangle Ice.

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