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BMW Charity Pro-Am announces charity contributions

Furman Chief of Staff Liz Seman (center, black dress) was on hand for the BMW Pro-Am check presentation

Officials with the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation have announced that this year’s golf tournament raised $631,495 for 14 Upstate charities.

The popular Tour event has raised a total $12.7 million dollars for its selected charities and their respective philanthropic missions since it began in 2001.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was among the celebrities who teed it up at the Furman golf course in May.

For the first time this year, the Furman Golf Club was among the three courses to serve as hosts for the Tour event. Furman joined the Thornblade Club and The Preserve at Verdae as host courses for the 2017 tournament which was held May 18-21.

“The services and care provided by the wide range of charities which were selected for this year’s tournament will touch a diverse spectrum of lives,” said Bob Nitto, President, BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. “While tournament week brings great sport, fun and visibility to the Upstate, nothing is more fulfilling than the afternoon when we are able to present the funds raised during the event to these deserving organizations.”

Charities accepting checks at the presentation held at Hall’s Chophouse were: The Blue Ridge Council Boy Scouts of America, Center for Developmental Services, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA),  Project HOPE Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, Shriners Hospital for Children-Greenville, SYNNEX Share the Magic, The Blade Jr. Golf Classic, The Furman Advantage and Upstate Warrior Solution.

To assist the non-profits, the tournament provides risk-free opportunities to earn funds through three programs: ticket sales, volunteer recruitment and one-day pro-am team sales.

“The Center for Developmental Services was thrilled to be a part of this year’s tournament,” said Dana McConnell, Executive Director, Center for Developmental Services. “We are grateful to the community who came out to support the event through sponsorships, entry fees, and volunteering their time. These funds will benefit over 6,800 children with developmental delays, disabilities and special needs.”

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation will return to Greenville May 14-20, 2018, bringing professionals, amateurs and stars of the field, stage and screen together for competitive play at Thornblade Club, The Preserve at Verdae and Furman Golf Club.

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