Third Annual Mike Creery First Tee Love for the Game Junior Golf Day Scheduled for Saturday, May 15

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 04/13/2010

The third annual Mike Creery First Tee Love for the Game Junior Golf Day was announced today during Media Day for the 2010 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

Local youth are invited to attend this free event, which will be held on Saturday, May 15 at Thornblade Club’s practice range immediately following tournament play. The event is expected to begin at 5 p.m. and last for approximately an hour and a half.

During this free event youth will have the opportunity to hit golf balls at Thornblade Club’s practice range while Nationwide Tour professionals provide golf tips. All youth will also receive free OOBE t-shirts, Chick-fil-A sandwiches, Coca-Cola product, golf balls signed by Nationwide Tour professionals and door prizes provided by Wal-Mart.

Adults are invited to attend as chaperones and will have the opportunity to make a contribution for a chance to “hit the green” and win prizes. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

Complimentary parking and shuttle service will be provided from 4-7 p.m. in the parking lot behind Bank of America at the corner of Pelham Road and Beacon Drive. Spectators attending the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation are invited to stay on-site for the event; shuttles will be provided to Hartness Estate until 7 p.m. For more information about this event call 864.297.1660.

The First Tee Greenville is a non-profit organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. The First Tee’s objective is to provide affordable and accessible golf facilities, instructional programs and life skills for young people, particularly those who have not yet had access to the game.

Mike Creery, the late husband of Thornblade Club’s General Manager Patricia Calder, was an avid golfer who enjoyed encouraging young pros and was passionate about getting juniors involved in golf at an early age.

“Mike would have been so proud of what The First Tee Greenville has done for kids in this area,” explained Calder. “He truly believed that golf was the perfect avenue for teaching honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, and all of the core values of The First Tee.”

All proceeds from the event will be donated to The First Tee Greenville in Mike Creery’s name.

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.

The first nine tournaments have raised nearly $7.3 million for 125+ area charities. The charities selected to benefit from the 2010 tournament are listed online at www.bmwcharitygolf.com.

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.

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