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

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 04/14/2003

Spinx Official Retail Ticket OutletTickets to the May 1-4, 2003, BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament, to be played at Cliffs Valley and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, are on sale at participating area Spinx stores. Spinx, with more than 30 stores throughout Upstate S.C. and Western N.C., is the official retail ticket outlet of the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament.

Also, each of the 48 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:

A Child’s Haven; Adult Learning Center; Alliance for Community Trust/Greenville Sexual Trauma Center; American Cancer Society/Upstate African-American Family Health Fest; Birthright of Greenville; Blue Ridge Literacy; Boys & Girls Clubs of Spartanburg; Boys Home of the South; Boy Scouts of America – Blue Ridge Council; Camperdown Academy; CARING for Children; Center for Developmental Services; Charles Lea Center; Compass of Carolina; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Eblen Charities; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; First Tee; Foothills Alliance; Friends of the Greenville County Guardian ad Litem Program; Greenville Free Medical Clinic; Greenville Hospice House; Greenville Library Mobile Computer Lab; Greenville Literacy; Greenville YoungLife; Hatcher Garden & Preserve; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Loaves and Fishes; Make-A-Wish; Meyer Center for Special Children; Mitchell Road Christian Academy; Mobile Meals; North Greenville College; Pendleton Place; Phillis Wheatley Association; Pickens YMCA; Pickens County Sheriff’s Scholarship; Peace Center; Pinnacle Point; Ronald McDonald House of Greenville; Rosewood Recovery; S.C. SHARE; Spartanburg Regional Hospital System Foundation; St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School; St. Francis Foundation; St. Joseph’s Foundation; United Ministries; Walker Foundation (S.C. School for the Deaf & Blind).

The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament will be played May 1-4, 2003 at Cliffs Valley and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards courses, where amateurs and celebrities will be grouped with Nationwide PGA Tour professionals. All four rounds will be televised live by The Golf Channel.

The tournament is the premier event on the Nationwide PGA Tour and is the only event that features professionals paired with an amateur/celebrity partner in a two-day best-ball competition. The 14 lowest scoring teams (10 Pro-Celeb and four Pro-Am) advance to play for the BMW Charity Cup on Saturday. The professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $103,500 from the total purse of $575,000, while the amateurs/celebrities will compete for individual prizes and cash donations to the charity of their choice out of the 48 beneficiaries selected by South Carolina Charities, Inc.

The first two tournaments have raised over $1 million for charity.

Celebrities that are scheduled to compete in the 2003 tournament include: Kevin Costner, Cheech Marin, John O’Hurley, Gabrielle Reece, Michael O’Keefe, Jim Courier, Hootie & The Blowfish (Darius Rucker, Dean Felber, Jim ‘Soni’ Sonefeld, Mark Bryan), the Gatlin Brothers (Rudy and Steve Gatlin), Ben Wright, Jennifer Mills, George Rogers and Steve Bartkowski. Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus is the featured golfer.

Corporate sponsorships and ticket packages that include VIP and Clubhouse tickets can also be purchased by calling (864) 297-1660. Proceeds benefit local charities.

For more information on the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament or sponsorship opportunities call (864) 297-1660 or visit the tournament’s website at www.bmwcharitygolf.com or www.bmwcharityproam.pgatour.com.

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