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

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 03/21/2001

South Carolina Charities, Inc., BMW Manufacturing Corp., and The Cliffs Communities have chosen 26 local charities to receive earnings from the inaugural BMW Presents the BUY.COM TOUR Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament. The charities are:

Anderson County: Foothills Rape Crisis Center.

Buncombe (N.C.) County: Eblen Foundation Children’s Charities.

Greenville County: Blue Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America; Camp Courage; Cancer Society of Greenville County; Center for Developmental Services; St. Anthony of Padua School; Muscular Dystrophy Association; St. Francis Bone Marrow Transplant Wing; Ronald McDonald House; Greenville Hospital System Foundation; Phillis Wheatley Association; St. Joseph’s High School; Metropolitan Arts Council; Greenville Family Partnership; Easter Seals of Greenville; Compass of Carolina; Greenville Sexual Trauma Center; Miracle Hill Ministries; Greenville Chapter of the American Red Cross; Meyer Center for Special Children; and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Laurens County: Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic.

Spartanburg County: First Tee; Habitat for Humanity; The Village School.

In addition, other charities receiving proceeds from the event, courtesy of BMW Manufacturing Corp., and The Cliffs Communities include Camperdown Academy, Greenville School District, Peace Center Outreach Program, and Pinnacle Point.

The BMW Presents the BUY.COM TOUR Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs, which will be held April 26-29, was created to raise money for local charities, promote quality of life in the Upstate, and increase community pride by involving thousands of local residents as volunteers and spectators. It is the first BUY.COM TOUR event to feature amateurs and celebrities grouped with professionals for three days of play. It will be televised live by The Golf Channel.

The $500,000 tournament, to be held at Cliffs Valley and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards courses, will pair 156 professionals with an amateur/celebrity partner in a two-day best-ball competition. The 10 best teams (five best Pro-Am and five best Pro-Celeb) advance to play for the BMW Charity Cup on Saturday. The BUY.COM TOUR professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $90,000, while the amateurs/celebrities will compete for individual prizes and cash donations to the charity of their choice selected from the above group.

Tickets to the tournament can be purchased beginning March 24, for $20 at any Spinx convenience store. All purchasers of tickets from Spinx are automatically entered to win a free Hitachi big screen TV. Proceeds from the sale of tickets benefit the above charities.

Production Figures

  •  2019 Production - July
    • X3 Vehicles: 8,118
    • 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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Spartanburg, SC 29304


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