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28 charities to benefit from 2012 BMW Pro-Am

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

South Carolina Charities, Inc., the host organization of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament, has selected 28 charities to benefit from the 2012 golf tournament. 

“We’re very excited about this year’s charitable beneficiaries,” said Bob Nitto, President of South Carolina Charities, Inc. “These 28 organizations are a diverse mix of new and returning organizations that benefit individuals across our state.” 

Each charity will have the opportunity to raise funds for their organization by participating in tournament-sponsored programs including ticket sales, pro-am foursome sales and by having individuals volunteer on behalf of their charity. 

Charities will receive 100 percent of the proceeds for selling one-day and four-day general admission tickets to the tournament, which are priced at $10 and $25, respectively. 

Each charity will also have the opportunity to earn funds by fielding golf teams for one-day pro-ams. There are several pro-ams scheduled throughout tournament week that offer financial opportunities to charities that solicit local amateur golfers to participate.

Charities are also encouraged to recruit as many volunteers as possible. Participating organizations will retain the uniform package fee for each of their volunteers who sign up and work a minimum of two shifts during the tournament. 

“These programs provide risk-free opportunities for charities to earn funds to support their organization, which is great for everyone involved,” said Darin MacDonald, tournament director. Since 2001, the BMW Charity Pro- has raised more than $8.6 million for more than 150 charities. 

The 2012 tournament will take place May 17-20 at Thornblade Club, The Carolina Country Club and Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course.

The professional winner of the 72-hole event earns $108,000 from the $600,000 total purse. 

Playing and sponsorship opportunities for the 2012 tournament are available by calling Mike Ivester at 864-630-9276. 

For more information call 864-297-1660 or visit bmwcharitygolf.com.

The 28 charities that will have the opportunity to earn funds from the tournament are: 100 Black Men of the Upstate, A Child’s Haven, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, Charles Lea Center Foundation, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greenville, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Spartanburg, Children’s Shelter of the Upstate, Citizen Scholars of Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties, Clement’s Kindness, Defenders for Children, Dogs For Autism, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, First Tee of Greenville, Greenville Tech Foundation, Inc., Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Hidden Treasure Christian School, Loaves and Fishes, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, NCCAA, New Foundations Home for Children, Operation Homefront of S.C., Pendleton Place, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, Scottish Rite Foundation, Spiritual 2-A-Days and The Walker Foundation for the S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind.

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