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

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 01/08/2002

Each of the 44 Upstate and Western N.C. charities that were selected as beneficiaries of the 2002 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. Charities have already begun selling tickets to the April 25-28, 2002 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 now earn additional dollars 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 some top name stars participating, The Cliffs is where you are going to want to be the last week of April.”

If you are interested in purchasing your tickets through a charity, the 44 Upstate and Western N.C. charities 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; 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.

Tickets can also be purchased by calling (864) 660-1121. Clubhouse, Skybox and VIP tickets can be purchased for $100, $200, and $300 respectively.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs will be played at Cliffs Valley and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards courses April 25-28, 2002. It 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.

Coming off of a stellar event that brought actor Kevin Costner and future NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback Dan Marino to the Upstate, last April’s inaugural tournament raised $500,000 for 30 charities. That is a record on the PGA TOUR for the most money ever raised from a first-time BUY.COM event.

For more information on the golf tournament call (864) 660-1121, 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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