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

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 03/17/2009

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

Volunteer positions are still available for the BMW Charity Pro-Am at all three tournament courses where Dennis Quaid, Catherine Bell, Joe Pesci, Kurt Russell and Wayne Gretzky, to name a few, have competed in the past. In addition to watching celebrities and Nationwide Tour professionals compete at a world-class golf event, volunteers also have the opportunity to donate their $40 uniform package fee to one of the tournament’s 78 charitable beneficiaries.

To register or learn more about volunteering at the 2009 event, visit www.bmwcharitygolf.com and click on “Volunteers”. Opportunities to volunteer include hospitality, marshal, transportation, on-course services and more. Each of the tournament’s 78 charities will retain 100 percent of the $40 uniform package fee for each volunteer who registers, pays the fee and volunteers two days at the 2009 tournament. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on April 11 accompanied by the $40 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, an official volunteer pin and an invitation to attend the Volunteer Appreciation Party. For those who wish to volunteer and would prefer to have an application sent via mail or email, contact Volunteer Programs Coordinator Marshall Bettendorf at (864) 423-2994 or at mbettendorf@sccharities.org .

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: Quaid, Bell, Pesci, Russell, Gretzky, Kevin Costner, George Lopez, Dan Marino, Johnny Bench, John Elway, Kevin Sorbo, Brad Daugherty, Cheech Marin, John O’Hurley, Steve Spurrier, Lou Holtz, Greg Kinnear, Luke Wilson, Kordell Stewart and Alice Cooper.

To purchase tickets to the 2009 BMW Charity Pro-Am contact one of the 78 charitable beneficiaries listed online at bmwcharitygolf.com under the “charities” section of the website. Interested parties can also purchase tickets by calling the tournament ticket office at (864) 297-1660 and designating which charity should receive their purchase donation.

The 2009 BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament will be played May 14-17 at Bright’s Creek Golf Club (Mill Spring, N.C.), The Carolina Country Club (Spartanburg, S.C.) and Thornblade Club (Greer, S.C.) golf courses. All four rounds will be televised live by the Golf Channel®.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am 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 $126,000 from the total purse of $700,000, 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 78 tournament beneficiaries selected by South Carolina Charities, Inc.

The first eight tournaments have raised $6.7 million for 125+ area charities. For more information on the BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament, sponsorship opportunities, amateur playing spots or volunteerism, call (864) 297-1660 or visit the tournament’s website at www.bmwcharitygolf.com.

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