BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament Beneficiaries to Receive 75% Back From Ticket Sales

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 03/11/2003

Each of the 48 Upstate South Carolina and Western N.C. charities that were selected as beneficiaries of the 2003 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament will receive $15 (75%) back from every $20 general admission ticket that it sells.

In order for the charities to receive $15 back, tickets much be purchased directly from the charity (see contact sheet). Charities have already begun selling tickets to the May 1-4, 2003 tournament.

“Partnering with these charities is a wonderful way to utilize their resources throughout the community, plus it allows the charities to get more involved in this ‘happening’ in a visible and dynamic manner,” said Doug McGrath, General Chairman of the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs. “Along with monies they may receive from the proceeds of the tournament, they can directly impact the additional dollars they will receive based on how many tickets they sell or are sold on their behalf.

“The creation of this highlights the main goals of the event, which are raising money for charity, generating enthusiasm and awareness for the event, and showcasing the beauty and hospitality of the Upstate and Western N.C. By each charity getting as involved as possible, this tournament has broadened its appeal. With a number of high-profile celebrities and the greatest golfer in the history of the game, Jack Nicklaus, participating, The Cliffs is where you are going to want to be the first week of May.”

If you are interested in purchasing your tickets through a charity, the 48 Upstate South Carolina and Western N.C. charities 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; The Charles Lea Center; Compass of Carolina; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; The 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; Friends of Greenville Library – Mobile Computer Lab; Greenville Literacy; Greenville YoungLife; Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve; Juvenile Diabetes; Loaves and Fishes; Make-A-Wish; Meyer Center for Special Children; Mitchell Road Christian Academy; Mobile Meals of Spartanburg; North Greenville College; Pendleton Place; Phillis Wheatley Association; Pickens County YMCA; Pickens County Sheriff’s Scholarship Foundation; The Peace Center for the Performing Arts; Pinnacle Point; Ronald McDonald House of Greenville; Rosewood Recovery; S.C. SHARE; Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Foundation; St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School; St. Francis Foundation; St. Joseph’s Foundation; United Ministries; The 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. South Carolina Charities, Inc., a foundation supported in part by BMW Manufacturing Corp., is in the process of determining which celebrities will participate in the 2003 tournament. General Admission tickets for the 2003 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs can be purchased for $20 by calling (864) 297-1660 or through one of the 48 selected charities. 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 or

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