BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation: 2010 Celebrity Updates
Today, officials from the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation announced that the following celebrities have had to withdraw from the 2010 tournament due to schedule conflicts: Steve Azar, Jason Dohring, Pat Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Cheech Marin, Dr. Phil McGraw and Dennis Quaid.
“We are disappointed to lose celebrities this close to the tournament, but this is not uncommon due to the nature of their work,” Tournament Director Darin MacDonald explained. “Unfortunately this year we’ve had several instances where work got in the way of playing golf and having fun. But even with the recent changes, our celebrity line up is one of our best ever. We’ve got several fan favorites returning as well a few first timers including Thomas Gibson of Criminal Minds and NFL superstar Jerry Rice. There’s still a lot to be excited about.”
The 26 celebrities scheduled to appear at the 2010 tournament include Catherine Bell, Lucas Black, Javier Colon, Don Felder, Thomas Gibson, Oliver Hudson, Rob Marciano, Branford Marsalis, Jennifer Mills, Terry O’Quinn, Michael Pena, Jerry Rice, Jim Rice, George Rogers, Joe Don Rooney, Kurt Russell, Stefanie Schaeffer, Sterling Sharpe, Kevin Sorbo, Kordell Stewart, Dabo Swinney, Paula Trickey, Gary Valentine, Patrick Warburton, Luke Wilson and Ben Wright.
The 2010 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation will be played May 13-16, 2010, at Bright’s Creek Golf Club, The Carolina Country Club and Thornblade Club golf courses. All four rounds will be televised live by the Golf Channel.
The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation is the only tournament on the PGA TOUR’s Nationwide Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Nationwide 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 14 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 $108,000 from the total purse of $600,000. Amateurs and celebrities will compete for individual prizes and cash donations to the charity of their choice out of the beneficiaries selected by South Carolina Charities, Inc.
The first nine tournaments have raised nearly $7.3 million for 125+ area charities. The charities selected to benefit from the 2010 tournament are listed online at www.bmwcharitygolf.com.
For more information about the 10th annual BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation, sponsorship opportunities, amateur playing spots or volunteer opportunities, call (864) 297-1660. You can also learn more about the tournament online at www.bmwcharitygolf.com or by following the tournament on Facebook.