South Carolina Charities, Inc. Announces Two New Board Members
South Carolina Charities, Inc., the founding organization of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation, announced two new board members today: Bob Stegner of SYNNEX Corporation and Mike Munafo of OmniSource Southeast. They join Bobby Hitt, Max Metcalf and Bob Nitto of BMW, Irv Welling of Elliott Davis and Mike Wood of American Storage.
Stegner joined SYNNEX in September 2007 as Senior Vice President of Marketing, North America. He is responsible for all marketing efforts in the United States and Canada. Prior to joining SYNNEX, Stegner served as Vice President of Worldwide Market Development for Ingram Micro. Inc. Prior to that, at Ingram Micro, Stegner was Vice President of North American Channel Marketing and U.S. Product Marketing. Stegner has been involved with the tournament since 2008.
A resident of Greenville since 1974, Munafo began his public accounting career with Peat Marwick (KPMG) that same year and later became a partner in a local firm. In 1990 he acquired an interest in OmniSource Southeast, a local business, and has served as CFO since that time. In addition to serving on the South Carolina Charities, Inc. board, Munafo serves on the Boards of Compass of Carolina, a family counseling agency; Thornblade Club; and Regent Bank of South Carolina.
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.
Twenty celebrities have already committed to play in the tournament: Steve Azar, Javier Colon, Pat Green, Oliver Hudson, Rob Marciano, Cheech Marin, Branford Marsalis, Jennifer Mills, Terry O’Quinn, Michael Pena, Joe Don Rooney, Kurt Russell, Stefanie Schaeffer, Sterling Sharpe, Kevin Sorbo, Kordell Stewart, Dabo Swinney, Paula Trickey, Gary Valentine and Patrick Warburton. Additional names will be released in the coming months.
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 more than $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.