Officials from South Carolina Charities, Inc. have chosen 25 local charities to benefit from the 2014 tournament. These organizations will earn funds through three tournament sponsored programs: ticket sales, volunteer recruitment and one-day pro-am team sales. Click here to review the full program details and see how you can support one of these organizations.
The 2014 charities are 100 Black Men of the Upstate, A Child’s Haven, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greenville, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Spartanburg, The First Tee of Greenville, Furman University – The Riley Institute, Greenville Family Partnership, Greenville Tech Foundation, Inc., Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, Harvest Hope Food Bank, JDRF – Greater Western Carolinas Chapter, Make-A-Wish Foundation of SC, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), New Foundations Home for Children, Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS), Play Safe, Inc., Project HOPE Foundation, The Reserve at Lake Keowee Charitable Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, Scottish Rite Foundation, Set Free Alliance, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville, Vested Partners, and The Walker Foundation for the SC School for the Deaf and Blind.
The 13th annual BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament raised $731,152 for Upstate charities. Since 2001, the tournament has raised $9.98 million for 150+ charities, putting the tournament on the road to raising $10 million after the 2014 tournament. The PGA TOUR is set to reach a milestone of $2 billion raised for charity during the 2014 season.
In addition to impacting local charities, the tournament also has a notable impact on the Upstate economy. In 2013, Clemson University’s International Institute of Tourism Research and Development conducted a study of the economic impacts of expenditures related to tournament operations and found that the 2013 tournament generated total direct spending of $4.712 million, supported 139 jobs, generated net local government revenues $541,048 and net state government revenues of $868,479, and yielded $6.744 million in total output/impact.
For the full press release announcing the 2014 charity partners, click here.