Volunteer registration, ticket sales begin for BMW Pro-AM

Published on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Max Homa won the 2014 BMW Pro-Am that concluded at the Thornblade Club.

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Max Homa won the 2014 BMW Pro-Am that concluded at the Thornblade Club.


Volunteer registration and ticket sales have begun for the BMW Charity Pro-Am scheduled May 14-17 at Thornblade Club, The Reserve at Lake Keowee and Green Valley Country Club.

Volunteer registration, ticket sales and the selling of teams in the tournament’s one-day pro-am events aid are ways charities raise funds. The tournament sets 1,000 volunteers as its goal.

The Volunteer Program gives individuals the opportunity to earn $20 per day for the tournament charity of their choice. Also, once charities reach 50 volunteer workdays, they receive a $2,000 bonus. In 2014, this program generated close to $100,000 in charitable funds.

Volunteers can register for $40 through April 17 and the fee increases to $50 beginning April. 18. The fee covers the volunteer’s uniform, credentials for the volunteer and a guest to attend the tournament, food and beverages during workdays, the volunteer celebration and more. Visit bmwcharitygolf.com to register or to learn more about becoming a volunteer.

Charities will receive 100 percent of ticket sales funds up to $20,000. The tickets eligible for the 100 percent donation are daily ($10), patron ($25) and clubhouse ($50).

One-day pro-am team (foursomes) sales in the Pro-Am on Wednesday, May 13 range from $7,500 to $9,000 and include golf with a Web.com Tour professional, gift package, food, beverages and a driving session at the BMW Performance Center. Charities receive half of the purchase price for each new team sold. Contact Mike Ivester.

The charities selected to benefit from these programs for the 2015 tournament include: BMW Car Club of America Foundation – Street Survival, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greenville, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Greenville Family Partnership, Greenville Tech Foundation, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), New Foundations Home for Children, Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS), Project HOPE Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, Set Free Alliance, Shriners Hospital for Children-Greenville, SYNNEX Share the Magic, The First Tee of Greenville, The Reserve at Lake Keowee Charitable Foundation, Urban League of the Upstate and Vested Partners.

Celebrities play once at each course on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with the final round played at Thornblade Club. The professional winner earns $121,500 from the total purse of $675,000.

Call 864-297-1660 for more information.






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