South Carolina Charities, Inc. Names Beneficiaries for 2010 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation
South Carolina Charities, Inc., the host organization of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament, has selected a record 98 South Carolina and North Carolina charities to benefit from the 2010 golf tournament.
The 98 charities that will have the opportunity to earn funds from the tournament are: 100 Black Men of the Upstate, A Child’s Haven, Alzheimer’s Association – SC Chapter, American Diabetes Association, Anderson Area YMCA, Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, Blue Ridge Council Boy Scouts of America, Calvary Home for Children, Cancer Association of Spartanburg & Cherokee Counties, Inc., Carolina Football Club, Carolina Poodle Rescue, Center for Community Services, Center for Developmental Services, Inc., Central Community Ministries, Charles Lea Center Foundation, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Children’s Security Blanket Project, Christ Central Ministries, Inc. – Laurens County, Christ Church Episcopal School, Christians in the Wind Motorcycle Ministry, Christmas In Action Spartanburg, Citizen Scholars of Spartanburg County, Clarity, Inc., Clemson Sertoma Club, Cliffs Residents Outreach, Communities In Schools of Greenville, Compass of Carolina, Dogs for Autism, Dribble For Destiny, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, First Foundations, Inc., First Tee of Greenville, Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, Fountain Inn Kiwanis Club, Friends of Harmon Field, Friends of the Guardian ad Litem of Spartanburg & Cherokee Counties, Friends of the Reedy River, Golden Corner Food Pantry, Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation, Inc., Greater Spartanburg Ministries, Greenville Rape Crisis and Child Abuse Center, Greenwood Lions Club Foundation, Inc., Greer Middle College Charter High School, Greer Relief and Resources Agency, Helping Hand Developmental Center, Henderson County Dispute Settlement Center, Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad, Hidden Treasure Christian School, Hispanic-American Women’s Association, Homes for Life, Homes of Hope, Imagination Library c/o United Way of the Piedmont, Impact Sports International, Isaac’s Friends, J.C. Stroble Glaucoma Awareness Foundation, James F. Daniel Jr. Post #3 – American Legion, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, LifePoint, Little Steps, Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina, Meals on Wheels of Greenville County, Mental Health America of Greenville County, Middle Tyger Community Center, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, National Kidney Foundation Serving South Carolina, National MS Society, National Christian College Athletic Association, Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School, Palmetto Council Boy Scouts of America, Palmetto Health Baptist Easley Foundation, Pet Tender Angels Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc., Pickens County YMCA, Pleasant Valley Connection, Inc., Prince of Peace Catholic School, Project Hope Foundation, Inc., Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, Safe Harbor, Inc., Sandlapper Society, SC Mountains to Midlands Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Scottish Rite Foundation of SC, Inc., South Carolina Autism Society, South Carolina Heart Gallery Foundation, South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation, Southeastern Children’s Home, Spartanburg District Two Released Time, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Foundation, St. Anthony of Padua School, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Tanzanian Education Foundation, Temple Baptist Church Student Ministry, Tigers Go, Upstate Hoops Ministry – SC Lady Flames, The Walker Foundation, Water of Life, Wings of Hope Foundation, YMCA Camp Greenville and YMCA of Greater Spartanburg.
“We are pleased to attract new charities each year and help so many worthy causes,” said Bobby Hitt, President of South Carolina Charities, Inc. “Our 10th anniversary is already shaping up to be one of our best with the addition of SYNNEX Corporation as a presenting sponsor and a record number of charities.”
Each of the charities will receive 100 percent of the proceeds for selling General Admission tickets to the tournament. Each of the charities are also encouraged to field golf teams for the Monday, May 10 Charity Challenge Pro-Am golf tournament to be held at Thornblade Club. The top three winning Pro-Am teams will earn a portion of the $22,500 purse for their charity.
Each charity is also encouraged to recruit as many volunteers as possible. Participating organizations will retain the $40 uniform package fee from each of their charity-specific volunteers who sign up and work a minimum of two shifts during the tournament.
“To be able to offer risk-free fundraising opportunities to nearly 100 local charities throughout the region is very heart warming,” said Darin MacDonald, tournament director. “This tournament is really making a difference in the lives of our citizens and neighbors.”
The first nine tournaments have raised more than $7.3 million for 125+ area charities.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.
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.
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.