Golfers couldn’t hit the links for the BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corp. this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but that didn’t stop them from raising $118,152 for South Carolina charities.
The charitable funds were raised through a collective effort that included an online auction, charity donations through Birdies for Charities and donations from this year’s tournament participants, including sponsors, volunteers and ticket holders.
“This pandemic has had an unimaginable impact on the charities that lean on our support year-to-year,” said Bob Nitto, president of South Carolina Charities Inc. “We are truly grateful to our community and tournament participants, volunteers and sponsors for stepping up in this extraordinary time of need to continue to support these charities that make a daily impact on the upstate of South Carolina.”
Proceeds from this year’s fundraising efforts went to Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital – Upstate, Roper Mountain Science Center, The Cliffs Residents Outreach, Cancer Society of Greenville County and Meyer Center for Special Children.
As the tournament staff begins work on the 2021 BMW Charity Pro-Am, they do so with 85 percent of this year’s sponsors having already committed to continuing their support of these featured charities. The 2021 tournament will take place June 7-13 at Thornblade Club and The Cliffs Valley.
The BMW Group announced in 1992 that it would build its first full manufacturing facility outside of Germany in South Carolina. Over the next two decades, BMW Group has invested more than $10.6 billion in the plant, including five expansions. Today there are more than 11,000 jobs onsite, and more than 40 Tier 1 suppliers have located in South Carolina. BMW Plant Spartanburg produces more than 1,500 cars daily that are exported to 125 countries.