Volunteer Sign Up Begins for the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs Golf Tournament; Register Online
South Carolina Charities, Inc. is now accepting volunteer applications for the 2007 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs. Opportunities to volunteer include: hospitality, marshal, on-and-off course, scoring, transportation, and others.
It takes more than 1,400 volunteers to put on the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament.
To register, log on to the tournament’s website at www.bmwcharitygolf.com where an application can be completed. Applications must be received by April 1, with a $35 uniform package fee. 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, and an invitation to the volunteer party to be held at a later date in the summer. If volunteers would rather have an application sent to them by way of mail or email, contact Volunteer Coordinator Irene Holland at 864-238-0877 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Orientation will be held Saturday, May 5, 2007, at Furman University’s Timmons Arena. A post card will be mailed to all volunteers with assigned pick-up times.
The 2007 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament will be played May 17 – 20, 2007 at The Cliffs Valley, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards golf courses. All four rounds will be televised live by The Golf Channel.
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: Kevin Costner, Catherine Bell, John Elway, Dan Marino, Wayne Gretzky, Gary Player, Kurt Russell, former Vice President Dan Quayle, Johnny Bench, Kevin Sorbo, Brad Daugherty, Cheech Marin, John O’Hurley, Steve Spurrier, Lou Holtz and Alice Cooper.
The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs is the only tournament on the Nationwide Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Nationwide 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. Celebrities will play once at each course on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $117,000 from the total purse of $650,000, which is one of the largest purses on the Nationwide Tour. 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 six tournaments have raised more than $3.7 million for area charities.
For more information on the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament; sponsorship opportunities, charitable funding or volunteer opportunities, call (864) 297-1660 or visit the tournament’s website at www.bmwcharitygolf.com.