BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation Awards Funds Raised by 2017 Tournament.
Soaring to a total $12.7 million dollars raised since the tournament began in 2001, today 14 Upstate charities benefitting from the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation received $631,495 to further support their respective philanthropic missions.
“The services and care provided by the wide range of charities which were selected for this year’s tournament will touch a diverse spectrum of lives,” said Bob Nitto, President, BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. “While tournament week brings great sport, fun and visibility to the Upstate, nothing is more fulfilling than the afternoon when we are able to present the funds raised during the event to these deserving organizations.”
Charities accepting checks at the presentation held at Hall’s Chophouse were: The Blue Ridge Council Boy Scouts of America, Center for Developmental Services, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), Project HOPE Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, Shriners Hospital for Children-Greenville, SYNNEX Share the Magic, The Blade Jr. Golf Classic, The Furman Advantage and Upstate Warrior Solution.
To assist the non-profits, the tournament provides risk-free opportunities to earn funds through three programs: ticket sales, volunteer recruitment and one-day pro-am team sales.
“The Center for Developmental Services was thrilled to be a part of this year’s tournament,” said Dana McConnell, Executive Director, Center for Developmental Services. “We are grateful to the community who came out to support the event through sponsorships, entry fees, and volunteering their time. These funds will benefit over 6,800 children with developmental delays, disabilities and special needs. ”
The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation will return to Greenville May 14-20, 2018, bringing professionals, amateurs and stars of the field, stage and screen together for competitive play at Thornblade Club, The Preserve at Verdae and Furman University Golf Club.
ABOUT THE BMW CHARITY PRO-AM PRESENTED BY SYNNEX CORPORATION
The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation is the only tournament on the Web.com Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Web.com 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 10 lowest scoring pro-amateur teams, six lowest scoring pro-celebrity teams and the lowest 65 pros (and ties) advancing to play Sunday’s final round at Thornblade Club. Visit BMWCharityGolf.com for updates and information, and follow the tournament on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @bmwcharityproam.
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Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012, with a 10-year agreement in place through 2021. This season marks the 28th year of competition on the Web.com Tour. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won more than 475 PGA TOUR titles, including 22 majors and seven PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its Tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, has surpassed $2.46 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, or follow the Tour on social media via Twitter (@WebDotComTour), Facebook (facebook.com/WebDotComTour) and Instagram (Instagram.com/WebDotComTour).
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