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

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 05/14/2007

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, George Lopez, David James Elliott, Greg Kinnear, Joanna Krupa, Catherine Bell, John Elway, Wayne and Janet Gretzky, Jim Rice, Kevin Sorbo, Cheech Marin, Sterling Sharpe, Gary Valentine, Josh Kelley, Javier Colon, Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Edwin McCain, Brett Hull, George Rogers, Tom Dreesen, Jeff Davis, Ben Wright and Jennifer Mills. Famed international golfer and Grand Slam winner Gary Player will also participate.

Celebrities will play the following course rotations:

Thursday

Cliffs Valley: Walnut Cove: Keowee Vineyards

Joanna Krupa; Kevin Costner; David James Elliott
Ben Wright; John Elway; Wayne Gretzky
Mark Bryan; Gary Player; Brett Hull
Kevin Sorbo; Catherine Bell; Javier Colon
Darius Rucker; George Lopez; Jim Rice
Josh Kelley; Jennifer Mills; Janet Jones-Gretzky
Tom Dreeson; Gary Valentine; Jeff Davis
Cheech Marin; George Rogers
Sterling Sharpe; Edwin McCain

Friday

Cliffs Valley: Walnut Cove: Keowee Vineyards

David James; Elliott Joanna; Krupa Kevin Costner
Wayne Gretzky; Ben Wright; John Elway
Brett Hull; Mark Bryan; Gary Player
Javier Colon; Kevin Sorbo; Catherine Bell
Jim Rice; Darius Rucker; George Lopez
Janet Jones-Gretzky; Josh Kelley; Jennifer Mills
Jeff Davis; Tom Dreeson; Gary Valentine
George Rogers; Cheech Marin
Edwin McCain; Sterling Sharpe

Saturday

Cliffs Valley: Walnut Cove: Keowee Vineyards

Kevin Costner; David James; Elliott Joanna Krupa
John Elway; Wayne Gretzky; Ben Wright
Gary Player; Brett Hull; Mark Bryan
Catherine Bell; Javier Colon; Kevin Sorbo
George Lopez; Jim Rice; Darius Rucker
Jennifer Mills; Janet Jones-Gretzky; Josh Kelley
Gary Valentine; Jeff Davis; Tom Dreeson
Cheech Marin; George Rogers
Sterling Sharpe; Edwin McCain

Sunday

All golf is played at The Cliffs Valley.

The tournament begins Thursday, May 17, 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. Celebrities will play once at each course on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Along with a brand new BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle, the professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $117,000 from the total purse of $650,000, 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 six tournaments have raised more than $3.7 million for 80+ area charities.

General Admission tickets for the 2007 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs can be purchased for $25 through one of the 20 selected charities or by calling (864) 297-1660. Tickets can also be purchased in Upstate S.C. and Western N.C. area Arby’s restaurants. 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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