Golfing Celebrities Visit BMW Manufacturing

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 05/12/2010

Celebrities playing in the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation kicked off tournament week by visiting the Upstate South Carolina factory, chatting with team members, signing autographs and posing for pictures.

Former NFL stars Kordell Stewart (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Sterling Sharpe (University of South Carolina and Green Bay Packers) popped in Tuesday night shortly after arriving in the Upstate, and Catherine Bell (Army Wives), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Stephanie Schaefer (The Apprentice) and Hall of Fame football star Jerry Rice (San Francisco 49ers) visited at lunch today.

All will be playing in the BMW Charity Pro-Am, which begins Thursday May 13 through Sunday May 16 at Bright’s Creek Golf Club, The Carolina Country Club and Thornblade Club. The Sunday final day will be played at Thornblade.

If you want to star gaze, patron tickets are available for $25 for all four days at all courses by calling South Carolina Charities at 864-297-1660.

BMW Manufacturing Co.

BMW Manufacturing Co. is a subsidiary of BMW AG in Munich, Germany and is the global producer of the BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle and X6 Sports Activity Coupe. In addition to the South Carolina manufacturing facility, BMW North American subsidiaries include sales, marketing and financial services operations in the United States, Canada and throughout Latin America; and a design firm and technology office in California. For more information on BMW Manufacturing, visit

The BMW Group

With its three brands – BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce – the BMW Group is one of the world’s most successful premium manufacturers of cars and motorcycles. It operates internationally with 24 production sites in 13 countries and a global sales network with representation in more than 140 countries. During the financial year 2009, the BMW Group sold approximately 1.29 million cars and more than 87,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for 2009 was euro 413 million, revenues totalled euro 50.68 billion. At 31.December 2009, the BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 96,000 employees.

Long-term thinking and responsible action have long been the foundation of the BMW Group’s success. Striving for ecological and social sustainability along the entire value-added chain, taking full responsibility for our products and giving an unequivocal commitment to preserving resources are prime objectives firmly embedded in our corporate strategies. For these reasons, the BMW Group has been sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the last five years.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at:

Production Figures

  • 2018 Production - September
    • X3 Vehicles: 11,521
    • X4 Vehicles: 4,331
    • X5 Vehicles: 6,658
    • X6 Vehicles: 2,700
  • Number of jobs – 10,000
  • U.S. suppliers – 300
  • South Carolina suppliers– Over 40

Media Contacts

Sky Foster

BMW Manufacturing Co.
P. O. Box 11000
Spartanburg, SC 29304


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