Celebrity Course Rotation Announced for Upcoming BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs Golf Tournament

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 04/19/2006

Celebrity course rotations for the upcoming BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament were announced today. Celebrities that are scheduled to compete in this year’s event include: Kevin Costner, John Elway, Catherine Bell, Dhani Jones, Wayne and Janet Gretzky, Brett Hull, Cheech Marin, Javier, John and Lisa O’Hurley, George Rogers, Ben Wright, Jennifer Mills, Pat Green, long-drive champion Sean “The Beast” Fister, and actor and Spartanburg native Fred Griffith. Famed international golfer and Grand Slam winner Gary Player will also participate.

Celebrities will play the following course rotations:

Thursday: The Cliffs Valley:

  • Sean “The Beast” Fister
  • Janet Jones-Gretzky
  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Brett Hull
  • Cheech Marin
  • George Rogers

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove:

  • Kevin Costner
  • Fred Griffith
  • Javier
  • Dhani Jones
  • Jennifer Mills
  • Gary Player

The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards:

  • Catherine Bell
  • John Elway
  • Pat Green
  • John O’Hurley
  • Lisa O’Hurley
  • Ben Wright

Friday: The Cliffs Valley:

  • Catherine Bell
  • John Elway
  • Pat Green
  • John O’Hurley
  • Lisa O’Hurley
  • Ben Wright

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove:

  • Sean “The Beast” Fister
  • Janet Jones-Gretzky
  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Brett Hull
  • Cheech Marin
  • George Rogers

The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards:

  • Kevin Costner
  • Fred Griffith
  • Javier
  • Dhani Jones
  • Jennifer Mills
  • Gary Player

Saturday: The Cliffs Valley:

  • Kevin Costner
  • Fred Griffith
  • Javier
  • Dhani Jones
  • Jennifer Mills
  • Gary Player

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove:

  • Catherine Bell
  • John Elway
  • Pat Green
  • John O’Hurley
  • Lisa O’Hurley
  • Ben Wright

The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards:

  • Sean “The Beast” Fister
  • Janet Jones-Gretzky
  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Brett Hull
  • Cheech Marin
  • George Rogers

Sunday:

The tournament begins Thursday, April 27, at The Cliffs Valley off of Hwy. 25 in S.C., The Cliffs at Walnut Cove in Arden, N.C., and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards near Sunset, S.C. Play begins at approximately 8:30 a.m. each morning at all courses. All play begins on Hole No. 1 or Hole No. 10.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs is the only tournament on the Nationwide Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Nationwide Tour professionals in a three-day better-ball competition. Amateurs, celebrities and pros will rotate between each of the 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 The Cliffs Valley course. Celebrities will play once at each course on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $112,500 from the total purse of $625,000, which is one of the largest purses on the Nationwide Tour. 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 five tournaments have raised more than $3 million for area charities.

General Admission tickets for the 2006 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs can be purchased for $25 through one of the 29 selected charities or by calling (864) 297-1660. Children 14 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Corporate sponsorships and ticket packages that include VIP and Clubhouse tickets can also be purchased by calling (864) 297-1660.

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

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