South Carolina Charities, Inc. Names Beneficiaries for the 2011 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 26 South Carolina and North Carolina charities to benefit from the 2011 golf tournament.
The 26 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 – S.C. Chapter, Blue Ridge Council Boy Scouts of America, Cancer Association of Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties, Charles Lea Center Foundation, Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), Citizen Scholars of Spartanburg County, Compass of Carolina, Dogs for Autism, First Tee of Greenville, Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE), Greer Middle College Charter High School, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad, Hidden Treasure Christian School, Hispanic-American Women’s Association (AHAM), Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Meals on Wheels of Greenville County, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, Scottish Rite Foundation of S.C., St. Joseph’s Catholic School, The Walker Foundation and YMCA Camp Greenville.
“We’re excited about this year’s beneficiaries, all of which have a proven track record of success with our charity programs,” said Bobby Hitt, President of South Carolina Charities, Inc. “All 26 organizations were involved in last year’s tournament and their success in 2010 made it an easy choice for the SCCI board to select them to participate in 2011.”
Each charity will have the opportunity to raise funds for their organization by participating in tournament-sponsored programs including ticket sales, pro-am foursomes sales and by having individuals volunteer on behalf of their charity.
Charities will receive 100 percent of the proceeds for selling General Admission tickets to the tournament, which are good all four days of the event and cost $25. They will also receive $25 from each $50 Clubhouse ticket sold.
Each charity will also have the opportunity to earn funds by fielding golf teams for two, one-day pro-ams occurring Tuesday, May 17 at Thornblade Club and Wednesday, May 18 at Bright’s Creek Golf Club. Charities receive $3,000 of the $6,000 sale price of each foursome.
Charities are also encouraged to recruit as many volunteers as possible. Participating organizations will retain the $40 uniform package fee for each of their volunteers who sign up and work a minimum of two shifts during the tournament.
“These programs provide risk-free opportunities for charities to earn funds to support their organization, which is great for everyone involved,” said Darin MacDonald, tournament director.
The 2011 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation will be played May 19-22, at Bright’s Creek Golf Club, The Carolina Country Club and Thornblade Club golf courses.
The first ten tournaments have raised more than $7.96 million for 150+ charities.
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 11th annual BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation, sponsorship opportunities, amateur playing spots or volunteer opportunities, call (864) 297-1660. You can also view the 2011 sponsorship and playing opportunities at www.2011bmwproam.com. To learn more about the tournament visit www.bmwcharitygolf.com or follow the tournament on Facebook.