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18th hole at Thornblade Club during the 2019 BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation.
June 7 - 13, 2021
Driving Range at Thornblade Club during the 2019 BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

June 7 - 13, 2021

Military and First Responder  Tent at the 2019  BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

June 7 - 13, 2021

X7 vehicle display and golfer on the green at Thornblade Golf Club during the 2019 BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

June 7 - 13, 2021


BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation Raises More than $118,000 for Upstate Charities for 2020 

Tournament officials unveil dates for the tournament’s 2021 return

(GREENVILLE, S.C.) – July 20, 2020 – South Carolina Charities, Inc. (SCCI) announced today that despite the cancellation of this year’s tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation raised a total of $118,152 for Upstate charities. The tournament also announced that the 2021 tournament will take place June 7-13 at Thornblade Club and The Cliffs Valley.

The charitable funds were raised through a collective effort from the Upstate community, including the Tournament Week of Giving online auction, charity donations through Birdies for Charity 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,” explains Bob Nitto, president of South Carolina Charities. “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. This final total is something we should all be proud to stand behind.”

Proceeds from this year’s fundraising efforts will benefit the six featured charities of the 2020 tournament week:

·       Mobile Meals of Spartanburg

·       Prisma Health Children’s Hospital – Upstate

·       Roper Mountain Science Center

·       The Cliffs Residents Outreach

·       Cancer Society of Greenville County

·       Meyer Center for Special Children

“We are so very thankful for the support that we have received from the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation,” said Lisa Green, executive director of the Cancer Society of Greenville. “These dollars translate into hope, help and healing for over 4,000 Greenville cancer patients served by our organization, and is a much-needed boost with fundraising dollars being negatively impacted due to the current pandemic.”

As the tournament staff begins work on the 2021 tournament, they do so with 85 percent of this year’s sponsors having already committed to continuing their support of these featured charities.


Useful Information.

As the most unique tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour, the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation has many different playing options and sponsorship opportunities to offer. Whether you’re playing in the tournament, hosting guests at a skybox, enjoying the exclusive evening events or promoting your company with one of our many branding opportunities, you’re sure to enjoy yourself and entertain your guests.


BMW Amateur Pro-Am Experience.

This is the ultimate inside-the-ropes experience, giving you the chance to play with a Korn Ferry Tour professional during the first three tournament rounds. But that’s just one of the perks of this playing spot. Unlimited practice rounds, exclusive evening and amateur perks at the tournament courses help to elevate the week and make it truly unforgettable.

The ProTrans Pro-Am.

The  Monday Pro-Am, June 7 at the Thornblade Club allows you to start your day with an adrenaline-pumping session at the BMW Performance Center followed by an afternoon of golf at Thornblade Club. The first contestant to make a Hole-In-One wins a BMW.


The President’s Pro-Am and Reception presented by MAU.

The exclusive Tuesday Pro-Am, June 8 at The Cliffs Golf Course allows you to brush elbows with influential business contacts from across the Upstate, including BMW Manufacturing President Knudt Flor.


Skybox Club presented by Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute & Branding Opportunities

Want the skybox experience at Thornblade for a smaller group? This shared hospitality area on the 18th green will provide you with all the perks of a skybox at three different, more affordable price points.  You can also attend the tournament by day and party by night.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation schedule of events will be available the week of the golf tournament.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation celebrities will be announced May 2021.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX pairing, tee times and more will be available the week of the golf tournament.

About Charity Golf.

BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

South Carolina Charities, Inc. (SCCI), the non-profit foundation of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation, was created in order to showcase the beauty of Upstate South Carolina and the hospitality of its citizens to the world; to create an event that brings the Upstate a fun and entertaining week centered around professional athletes and world renowned celebrities; and raise money and awareness for South Carolina charities. Since 2001, the tournament has distributed $13.7 million to charities in the Upstate, part of the PGA TOUR’s $3 billion raised for charity.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation is the only tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Korn Ferry Tour professionals in a three-day better-ball competition over two courses. Amateurs, celebrities and professionals rotate between the two courses, Thornblade Club, and the The Cliffs communities on Thursday and Friday with the 12 lowest scoring amateur teams, four lowest scoring celebrity teams advancing to play Saturday’s final round at Thornblade Club. The lowest 65 pros (and ties) will play on Saturday and Sunday at Thornblade Club.

The tournament draws an estimated 40,000 spectators, 20 percent of whom travel from out of town. This influx of guests equals over 3,500 room nights for Greenville-area hotels.

The most recent economic impact study by Clemson University’s International Institute of Tourism Research and Development estimated that the tournament annually generates direct spending of $4.712 million, supports 139 jobs, generates net local government revenues of $541,048, net state government revenues of $868,479, and yields $6.744 million in total output/impact.

BMW Charity Pro-Am logo side by side with Korn Ferry logo

Contact us.


South Carolina Charities, Inc.
104 S. Main Street, Suite 110
Greenville, SC 29601

Telephone: 864.297.1660


Michael McGovern, Tournament Director

Matt Sharkey, Director of Sales                                    

Kari Snyder, Volunteer & Charity Director

Judson Conwell, Tournament Sales Associate


Bob Nitto, President
Bob Stegner, Vice-President 
Max Metcalf, Secretary/Treasurer                     
Irv Welling, Director
Frank Davis, Director
Sheldon Early, Director
Bobby Hitt, Emeritus

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