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Celebrities set for BMW Charity Pro-Am

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Published on Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Thornblade Club continues as the host course in the BMW Charity Pro-Am.
 

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Thornblade Club continues as the host course in the BMW Charity Pro-Am.

 

Celebrities participating in the BMW Charity Pro-Am were announced today representing stars the stage and screen.

The first three rounds of the Web.com tour competition is played May 19-22 at Thornblade Club in Greer, The Preserve at Verdae (Greenville) and the Reserve at Lake Keowee (Sunset). The final 18 is played at Thornblade Club.

For the second consecutive year, a free celebrity concert on Main and an exclusive VIP concert are scheduled.

The 26 celebrities are:

• Jose Alvarez, Atlanta Braves

• Anthony Anderson, Black•ish

• Mark Bryan, Hootie and the Blowfish

• Andy Buckley The Office

• Javier Colon, The Voice, Season 1 winner

• Drew Copeland, Sister Hazel

• Jay DeMarcus, musician

• Debbe Dunning, Home Improvement

• Bill Engvall, Blue Collar Comedian

• Dean Felber, Hootie and the Blowfish

• Rascal Flatts, musician

• Dennis Haysbert, The Grinder

• Oliver Hudson, Nashville

• Dan Jansen, Gold medal-winning Olympian

• Brian Jordan, Atlanta Braves

• Richard Karn, Home Improvement

• Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015

• Danny Masterson, That 70’s Show/The Ranch

• Jordan Masterson, Last Man Standing

• Jim McMahon, Chicago Bears quarterback

• Bob Morrow, Billions

• Lisa O’Hurley, clothing designer

• Michael Pena, The Martian

• Alfonso Ribiero, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

• Joe Don Rooney

• Grant Show, Melrose Place/Devious Maids

• Gary Valentine, Here Comes the Boom/King of Queens

“This is a unique event for South Carolina, and we are very excited for the fun that awaits spectators of both the tournament and the two great concerts this annual occasion brings to the community,” said Bob Nitto, president, BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

“We are also proud to announce that, for the first time, each celebrity will be paired with a benefiting local charity for the Charity Cup,” Nitto said.

Through the Charity Cup, online donations are made using a designated icon found here.

Donors will select their favorite celebrity and make a pledge based on the number of holes of golf each celebrity plays. The celebrity will also encourage his or her fans nationwide across all social media platforms to visit the page and also make a pledge.

The celebrity’s partner local philanthropic organization, as well as the celebrity’s charity of choice, will each receive a portion of the net revenue from the Charity Cup.

The free Celebrity Concert, performed by musicians in the tournament, by band members of Hootie and the Blowfish, Rascal Flatts, Javier Colon, The Voice season one winner and upstate favorite BACK 9 is May 19 from 6-10 p.m.

On May 20 at 7 p.m. the Rock the Socks concert, featuring Sister Hazel, is held at the Peace Center's TD Stage amphitheater with tickets $250 each. It includes the entertainment, menu by Larkin’s on the River and beverages.

 

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