BMW Pro-Am seeking volunteers, taking ticket orders

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Thursday, February 2, 2012

Twenty-seven Upstate charities will benefit from programs sponsored by the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament.

Each charity will earn funds through volunteer recruitment and sales of tournament tickets and one-day pro-am teams.

The tournament is May 17-20 at Thornblade Club, The Carolina Country Club and Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course.

“These programs present a risk-free opportunity for the charities to earn funds for their respective organizations,” said Bob Nitto, president of South Carolina Charities, Inc., the non-profit organization that manages the tournament. “With Chanticleer joining Thornblade and The Carolina Country Club in the 2012 course rotation, we have the potential to have more spectators and volunteers than ever before. We hope that translates into more funds for each of our 27 charitable partners.”

One-day tickets to the tournament are $10, and children 14 and under are free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. All active duty, retired, reserve military and veterans, along with their dependents, get free admission to the grounds.

Tournament tickets are now for sale and may be purchased at www.buybmwtickets.com. Charities will receive 100 percent of the funds from all daily ($10), patron ($25) and clubhouse ($50) credentials. During the checkout process, buyers can choose a charitable beneficiary by selecting one of the 27 organizations from a pulldown menu. Other ticket combinations are available including with meals.

Families are also invited to register to volunteer. Volunteers as young as 14 are invited to become Standard Bearers during the tournament, and, if space allows, family members may be assigned to positions where they're able to work together. Volunteers are needed for hospitality, marshal, scoring, transportation and other tasks.

Volunteers should visit www.bmwcharitygolf.com and click on the “Volunteer Registration” tab on the left side of the main page. From there, volunteers may choose to register online or via paper application.

The volunteer registration fee is $50. Early registration ($40) is available through March 9. The registration fee covers the volunteer package, which includes one tournament golf shirt, one tournament cap or visor, one volunteer credential, one guest credential, one 2012 volunteer pin, as well as food and beverages while volunteering. Volunteer positions are subject to availability and will not be assigned until payment is received.

To donate $40 of the registration fee to one of the tournament’s charities, volunteers must make a note of the organization’s name in the “organization” area of the online or paper application.

One-day pro-am, twosomes and foursomes are now available in two events during tournament week:  The BMW Performance Driving School Pro-Am on Monday, May 14 at Thornblade Club and The Ultimate Driving Machine Pro-Am on Tuesday, May 15 at The Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course. Tournament beneficiaries will receive half of the purchase price for all teams earmarked for their charity. Contact Mike Ivester at 864-630-9276 or mivester@sccharities.org to reserve a team.

The list of charities that may earn funds from the tournament is on the tournament’s website.

 

Businesses mentioned in this article.

BMW, Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce

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