South Carolina Charities, Inc., BMW Manufacturing Corp., and The Cliffs Communities Name Golf Tournament Beneficiaries

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 11/15/2001

South Carolina Charities, Inc., BMW Manufacturing Corp., and The Cliffs Communities have selected 44 Upstate and Western N.C. charities to receive earnings from the 2002 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament. The charities are:

Anderson County: Boys Home of the South; Foothills Rape Crisis Center.

Buncombe (N.C.) County: Boy Scouts of America – Daniel Boone Council; Caring for Children; Eblen Foundation Children’s Charities.

Greenville County: A Child’s Haven; Alliance for Community Trust/Greenville Sexual Trauma Center; American Cancer Society/African Health Fest; Birthright of Greenville; Boy Scouts of America – Blue Ridge Council; Camperdown Academy; Center for Developmental Services; Compass of Carolina; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Discovery Park Playground Association; Friends of the Greenville County Guardian ad Litem Program; Girl Scouts; Greenville Free Medical Clinic; Camp Courage; Hidden Treasure Christian School; Insights; Loaves and Fishes; Make-A-Wish; Meyer Center; Miracle Hill Ministries; Mitchell Road Christian Academy; North Greenville College; Pendleton Place; Phillis Wheatley Association; Ronald McDonald House of Greenville; S.C. Children’s Theatre; St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School; St. Francis Foundation; St. Joseph’s High School; Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources; United Ministries; YoungLife. Henderson (N.C.) County: Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Pickens County: Pinnacle Point; Rape Crisis Council of Pickens County.

Spartanburg County: Boy Scouts of America – Palmetto Council; First Tee; Girl Scouts; The Walker Foundation.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs, which will be played April 25-28, 2002, at Cliffs Valley and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards courses, was created to raise money for regional charities, promote quality of life in the Upstate and Western N.C., and increase community pride by involving thousands of residents as volunteers and spectators.

April’s inaugural event, which brought actor Kevin Costner and future NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback Dan Marino to the Upstate, raised $500,000 for 30 charities. That is a record on the PGA TOUR for the most money ever raised from a first-time BUY.COM TOUR event.

The tournament is the only BUY.COM TOUR event that features professionals paired with an amateur/celebrity partner in a two-day best-ball competition. The 12 best teams (eight best Pro-Celeb and four best Pro-Am) advance to play for the BMW Charity Cup on Saturday. The professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $94,500 from the total purse of $525,000, while the amateurs/celebrities will compete for individual prizes and cash donations to the charity of their choice. All rounds are scheduled to, once again, be televised live by The Golf Channel.

South Carolina Charities, Inc., is in the process of inviting celebrities to participate in the 2002 tournament. Marino and singer Edwin McCain have already agreed to participate, and other announcements are forthcoming.

General Admission tickets for the 2002 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs can be purchased for $20 by calling (864) 660-1121. Clubhouse, Skybox and VIP tickets can be purchased for $100, $200, and $300 respectively. Other sponsorship opportunities are available as well. Proceeds benefit local charities.

For more information on the golf tournament call (864) 660-1121, or visit the tournament’s website at or and click on the 2002 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs logo. For more information on The Cliffs Communities visit its website at, and for more information on the PGA TOUR visit its website at

Other sponsors who contribute funds to the 2002 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament include: Verizon Wireless; SUITT Construction; Focus Golf; Johnson Controls, Inc.; Lear Corp.; IMI Resort Holdings; Magna-Europe; Budweiser of Greenville; Duravit USA; Jackson-Dawson Integrated Marketing Communications; Faurecia Interior Systems; Kimberly-Clark; Lemforder; Seeber USA; Grammer Industries; Spitznagel; Draexlmaier; Adspecs; The Budd Company; Webasto; Raflatac; Greenville Office Supply; Spinx; The Greenville Journal; Brose; CC+I; Findlay Industries; MT Tech AG; Spartanburg Steel; SUNEX Tools; Cintas; CCB; Chick-fil-A; Ryder Transportation Services; Softlab; Westin Poinsett; ASC; FS Fehrer; Golf Headquarters of Louisville; Greenville Industrial Supply; Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd; John Jackson LLC; Pfizer Pharmaceuticals; Pro Golf of Greenville; Putman Travel; S.A.M.; Ashmore Brothers Construction; Greenville Chamber of Commerce; Merrill Lynch; Piedmont Natural Gas; Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce; General Mills; Global Performance; Joseph Konopacke; Outback Steakhouse; B-F Company; Delphi Automotive Systems; IKON; Zuena Staerker; Bolle; TMG Golf; Carolina Brick and Block; Fuddruckers.

Production Figures

  •  2019 Production - July
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    • X4 Vehicles: 4,723
    • X5 Vehicles: 10,187
    • X6 Vehicles: 24
    • X7 Vehicles: 3,107
  • Number of jobs – 11,000
  • U.S. suppliers – 300
  • South Carolina suppliers– Over 40

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