South Carolina Charities, Inc. Names BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs Golf Tournament Beneficiaries

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 01/06/2003

South Carolina Charities, Inc., has selected 48 Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina charities to receive earnings from the 2003 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament. The charities are:

A Child’s Haven; Adult Learning Center; Alliance for Community Trust/Greenville Sexual Trauma Center; American Cancer Society/Upstate African-American Family Health Fest; Birthright of Greenville; Blue Ridge Literacy; Boys & Girls Clubs of Spartanburg; Boys Home of the South; Boy Scouts of America – Blue Ridge Council; Camperdown Academy; CARING for Children; Center for Developmental Services; Charles Lea Center; Compass of Carolina; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Eblen Charities; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; First Tee; Foothills Alliance; Friends of the Greenville County Guardian ad Litem Program; Greenville Free Medical Clinic; Greenville Library Mobile Computer Lab; Greenville Literacy; Greenville YoungLife; Hatcher Garden & Preserve; Hospice House of Greenville; Juvenile Diabetes; Loaves and Fishes; Make-A-Wish; Meyer Center for Special Children; Mitchell Road Christian Academy; Mobile Meals; North Greenville College; Pendleton Place; Phillis Wheatley Association; Pickens YMCA; Pickens County Sheriff’s Scholarship; Peace Center; Pinnacle Point; Ronald McDonald House of Greenville; Rosewood Recovery; SHARE; Spartanburg Regional Hospital System Foundation; St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School; St. Francis Foundation; St. Joseph’s Foundation; United Ministries; Walker Foundation (S.C. School for the Deaf & Blind).”We had over 240 applications, and we realize the need is great,” said Doug McGrath, General Chairman of the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament. “With the partnerships we have established with the International Challenge Cup in Spartanburg and Ingles as a premier sponsor, we anticipate being able to distribute more dollars each year to more charities. That figure expands tremendously as the event receives more support from area businesses and the community – which we continue to see. We are proud to be able to provide a medium for organizations to participate in such a fun event that benefits so many people.”

The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs, which will be played May 1-4, 2003, at Cliffs Valley and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards courses, was created to raise money for Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina charities, promote quality of life in Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina, and increase community pride by involving thousands of residents as volunteers and spectators.

The first two tournaments have raised over $1 million for charity.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament is the only Nationwide PGA TOUR Series (Nationwide replaces BUY.COM as title sponsor in 2003) event that features professionals paired with an amateur/celebrity partner in a two-day best-ball competition. The 14 best teams (10 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 $103,500 from the total purse of $575,000, while the amateurs/celebrities will compete for individual prizes and cash donations to the charity of their choice. All four rounds of the tournament will be televised live by The Golf Channel.

South Carolina Charities, Inc., a foundation supported in part by BMW Manufacturing Corp., is in the process of determining which celebrities will participate in the 2003 tournament.

General Admission tickets for the 2003 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs can be purchased for $20 by calling (864) 297-0390. Clubhouse and VIP tickets can be purchased for $100 and $300 respectively. Proceeds benefit local charities.

For more information on the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament or sponsorship opportunities call (864) 297-0390 or visit the tournament’s website at

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