South Carolina Charities, Inc. Names Beneficiaries for 2012 Golf Tournament

December 2, 2011

GREENVILLE, SC – 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.

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 & Fishes, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, NCCAA, New Foundations Home for Children, Operation Homefront of S.C., Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter, 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.

 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.

 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 who 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-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation has raised more than $8.6 million for more than 150 charities.

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

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation 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 Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the 14 lowest scoring pro-amateur/pro-celebrity teams advancing to play Sunday’s final round at Thornblade Club. Celebrities play once at each course on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The professional winner of the overall 72-hole event takes home $108,000 from the total purse of $600,000. Amateurs and celebrities compete for individual prizes and cash donations to the charity of their choice out of the beneficiaries selected by South Carolina Charities, Inc.

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

For more information about the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation call (864) 297-1660, visit the tournament’s website or follow the tournament on Facebook at