The guitar legend will join over 20 celebrities teeing off in the tournament from May 19-22 in South Carolina, including Lucas Black, Mark Bryan, Oliver Hudson, Josh Kelley, Greg Kinnear, Cheech Marin, Terry O’Quinn, Michael Pena, Joe Pesci, Jerry Rice, Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney, Kevin Sorbo, Gary Valentine, Patrick Warburton, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Donovan and many more.
“This year’s line up of celebrities is as good top to bottom as we’ve ever had,” said Tournament Director Darin MacDonald. “Many of the fan favorites are returning, and we’ve got some exciting first-timers. The corporate sponsors and spectators are in for a treat.”
Felder will perform a special “Evening at the Hotel California” show at the Peace Center Amphitheatre in downtown Greenville on May 19, followed by a concert with other tournament players on May 20. The tournament tees off on May 21.
The funds raised during the 2011 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation will benefit 26 non-profit organizations located throughout Upstate SC and Western NC.
Each organization will have the opportunity to earn funds through tournament-sponsored programs including ticket sales, one-day pro-am foursome sales and by working volunteer hours. Contact your favorite charity on the list to find out how you can assist with their fundraising efforts.
The 2011 charitable beneficiaries include 100 Black Men of the Upstate, A Child’s Haven, Alzheimer's Association – SC Chapter, Blue Ridge Council Boy Scouts of America, Cancer Association of Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties, Charles Lea Center Foundation, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Citizen Scholars of Spartanburg County, Compass of Carolina, Dogs for Autism, First Tee of Greenville, Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, Greer Middle College Charter High School, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad, Hidden Treasure Christian School, Hispanic-American Women’s Association, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Meals On Wheels of Greenville County, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, National Christian College Athletic Association, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, Scottish Rite Foundation of SC, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, The Walker Foundation supporting the SC School for the Deaf and Blind and YMCA Camp Greenville.
Over the last 10 years, the annual tournament has raised over $8 million for 150 different charities. The BMW Charity Pro-Am is the only tournament on the PGA TOUR’s Nationwide Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with nationwide tour professionals in a four-day better-ball competition over three courses. Amateurs, celebrities and pros rotate between three courses on three days, with the 14 lowest scoring pro-amateur/pro-celebrity teams advancing to play the final round at Thornblade Club. Celebrities play once at each course. The professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $108,000 from the total purse of $600,000. Amateurs and celebrities will compete for individual prizes and cash donations to the charity of their choice out of the beneficiaries selected by South Carolina Charities Inc.
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