Ticket sales opened Thursday for the annual BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by Synnex Corp., hosted June 1-7, at Thornblade Club and The Cliffs Valley.
The tournament has raised $13.6 million for more than 200 local non-profits since 2001 as part of the PGA Tour, according to a news release. The tournament will celebrate its 20th anniversary by supporting six local charities including Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, Prisma Health Children's Hospital, Roper Mountain Science Center, The Cliffs Residents Outreach, Cancer Society of Greenville County, and the Meyer Center for Special Children.
Operated by more than 19,000 volunteers, the event attracts professional athletes, celebrities and a number of out-of-town amateurs to the Upstate every year and supports roughly 139 jobs in the Upstate, according to the news release. The event also brings an estimated $4.7 million to the Upstate through direct spending and $541,048 in net local government revenues, according to the release.
"The 2020 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by Synnex Corp. builds on two decades of giving back to the community through golf and goodwill," Max Metcalf, BMW's government and community relations manager. "As we launch ticket sales for 2020, our dedication to raising a record amount of funds for deserving causes in our community is stronger than ever."
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