Charity Golf


BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation

Announces 2019 Celebrity Lineup, Welcomes Super Bowl® Champion, Professional Athletes, Actors

(GREENVILLE, S.C.) – May 1, 2019 – The BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation announced today the roster of celebrities that will be participating in this year’s event which takes places June 6 – 9 at Thornblade Club and The Cliffs Valley.

Joining the tournament for the first time this year is Superbowl champion and former NFL Quarterback, Brett Favre. Favre was the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers and led the team to a victory in Super Bowl XXXI. He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2016.

Other celebrities participating in this year’s tournament include:

  • Television actor Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
  • Television actor Brian Baumgartner (“Kevin” – The Office)
  • MLB Allstar Josh Beckett
  • Television actor Lucas Black (NCIS)
  • Comedian Larry the Cable Guy
  • ESPN Anchor Michael Collins
  • Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev
  • NFL player Patrick Peterson
  • Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson
  • Former MLB player Iván (Pudge) Rodríguez
  • Southern Charm star Shep Rose
  • Former MLB player Ozzie Smith
  • Former NFL player Josh Scobee
  • Former MLB player Fred McGriff

“We are thrilled to welcome NFL icon Brett Favre to the Upstate,” said Bob Nitto, president of the BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation. “Along with some of our crowd favorites that will be returning, such as Larry the Cable Guy and actor Brian Baumgartner, we’re excited to have Brett Favre for his first visit to the tournament. We’re certain that the fans will show all of the celebrities a warm welcome and we are excited for a great year.”

Other celebrities are still being confirmed and will be announced at a later date. Course rotation information will also be announced closer to the tournament.

Also attending the 2019 tournament will be the No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) team. The group is comprised of four friends whose philosophy is to engage in smart, nuanced discussion around all things golf.

Other activities taking place during tournament week will include a private ticketed concert on Friday, June 7. American singer-songwriter and musician Edwin McCain will headline the event, which will include food provided by Centerplate. Tickets are $250 per person and may be purchased through South Carolina Charities Director of Sales, Linda Johnson at ljohnson@sccharities.org.

Ticket sales and volunteer registration are now open to the public. To purchase tickets or to volunteer, visit BMWCharityGolf.com.

Funds raised during the tournament will benefit four featured charities: Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital – Upstate, Roper Mountain Science Center and The Cliffs Residents Outreach.  For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Nicole Harris nharris@sccharities.org.


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The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation is the only tournament on the Web.com Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Web.com Tour professionals in a four-day better-ball competition. In 2019, the tournament format will feature an amateur and celebrity cut at the conclusion of 36 holes after all contestants in the field complete 18 holes on two courses. Since 2001, the tournament and has donated over $13 million to numerous charities across the Upstate. Visit BMWCharityGolf.com for updates and information, and follow the tournament on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @bmwcharityproam.


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