Volunteer Positions Available for the BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 02/26/2008

Looking for an opportunity to see Hollywood superstars and legendary sports greats? Well, here’s your chance!

Volunteer positions are still available for the 2008 BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament where Kevin Costner, Catherine Bell, George Lopez and Wayne Gretzky, to name a few, have competed in the past. This year’s tournament will be played May 15-18, 2008, at Bright’s Creek Golf Club in Mill Spring, NC, The Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg and Thornblade Club in Greer. Opportunities to volunteer include marshal, transportation and scoring positions at all three courses.

To register or learn more about volunteering at the 2008 event, visit www.bmwcharitygolf.com and click on the “Volunteers” tab. Applications must be completed and returned by 5 p.m. on April 25, 2008, with a $40 uniform package fee (a $175 value). The uniform package includes a golf shirt and cap or visor, two passes to the tournament (one for the volunteer and one guest pass), food and beverages for volunteers during shifts, an official volunteer pin and an invitation to attend the Volunteer Appreciation Party. If you wish to volunteer and would prefer to have an application sent to you via mail or email, contact Director of Volunteer Programs Marshall Bettendorf at (864) 423-2994 or at mbettendorf@sccharities.org.

Volunteer orientation will be held Saturday, May 3, 2008, at the BMW Zentrum. A post card will be mailed to all volunteers with assigned pick-up times.

Celebrities are in the process of being selected for this year’s tournament, but some of the personalities that have participated in the past include: Costner, Bell, Lopez, Gretzky, Kurt Russell, Dan Marino, Johnny Bench, John Elway, Kevin Sorbo, Brad Daugherty, Cheech Marin, John O’Hurley, Steve Spurrier, Lou Holtz and Alice Cooper.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am is the only tournament on the Nationwide PGA TOUR where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Nationwide PGA TOUR professionals in a three-day better-ball competition. Amateurs, celebrities and pros will rotate between each of the 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 will play once at each course on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $121,500 from the total purse of $675,000, which is one of the largest purses on the Nationwide PGA TOUR, as well as a brand new BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle. 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 seven tournaments have raised more than $5.7 million for 80+ area charities.

For more information on the BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament; sponsorship opportunities, charitable funding or volunteer opportunities, call (864) 297-1660 or visit the tournament’s website at www.bmwcharitygolf.com.

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    • X5 Vehicles: 6,658
    • X6 Vehicles: 2,700
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