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BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX Announces 2023 Celebrity Lineup, Schedule of Events.

Upstate, S.C.  The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX today announced the celebrities participating in this year’s tournament taking place June 8-11 at Thornblade Club in Greer and The Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg. 

New celebrities to the event this year include: 

  • On Patrol: Live Captain Danny Brown
  • College Football Hall of Fame Michael Doss
  • Former NFL Running Back Todd Gurley
  • Country Music Artist Chris Lane
  • Television and Film Actor D.B. Sweeney
  • Super Bowl Champion Bradley Pinion

Returning celebrities include: 

  • LPGA Hall of Fame Amy Alcott
  • Television and Film Actor Brian Baumgartner (“Kevin” - The Office) 
  • Television and Film Actor Andy Buckley (“David” – The Office) 
  • Country Music Artist George Birge
  • Comedian Larry the Cable Guy
  • Current 4x World Champion Boxer Canelo Álvarez
  • ESPN Golf Analyst Michael Collins
  • Gold Rated BMW Motorsport Works Driver Connor De Phillippi 
  • Country Pop Musician Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts)
  • NFL Hall of Fame Larry Fitzgerald
  • MLB Hall of Fame Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • Olympic Curler and Gold Medalist Matt Hamilton
  • PGA TOUR Radio Personality Brian Katrek
  • Sports Radio and Television Personality Ann Liguori
  • Golf Channel Contributor and Podcast Host Will Lowery
  • MLB Hall of Fame Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez
  • Legendary Bass Guitarist Jason Scheff (Chicago)
  • Golf Channel Personality Lauren Thompson 
  • MLB World Champion David Wells 
  • Emmy Award-Winning Director and Actor Justin Wheelon 
  • Professional NHL Defenseman James Wisniewski 

“We are excited to host this exceptional lineup of celebrities during the 2023 BMW Charity Pro-Am,” said Bob Nitto, president of South Carolina Charities, Inc. “In addition to returning crowd favorites, we are thrilled to welcome new additions like College Football Hall of Fame Michael Doss and Super Bowl Champion Bradley Pinion. We are also pleased to welcome newcomer Chris Lane who is also headlining this year’s Friday night concert.” 

Special events taking place during tournament week include the following: 

Tuesday, June 6th: 

  • 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. - Amy Alcott and Friends Women’s Golf Clinic and Luncheon presented by HKA Enterprises at The Carolina Country Club and Chapman Cultural Center. 
  • 7:30 p.m. – Spartanburg Evening Event: An Evening with Diamond Rio presented by The Johnson Group on Morgan Square in Spartanburg. The concert is free to the public, and VIP tickets with special access to Delaney’s Irish Pub are available for purchase on the tournament website. 

Thursday, June 8th

  • 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. - Thursday Night Shootout with live music and entertainment at 3’s Greenville Golf & Grill. 

Friday, June 9th: 

  • 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. – Sustainability Summit presented by The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities at Furman University in partnership with Piedmont Natural Gas at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Sponsorships and individual tickets are available.
  • 8:00 p.m. – Friday Night Concert presented by MAGNA featuring Country Music Singer Chris Lane at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. 

Saturday, June 10th: 

  • 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. – First Tee of the Upstate and South Carolina Junior Golf Association Junior Golf Clinics presented by Pacolet Milliken at Greer Golf. Clinics are free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

Monday, June 12th: 

  • Cancer Society of Greenville County Ladies Golf Tournament at Thornblade Club. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for purchase for the Amy Alcott and Friends Women’s Golf Clinic & Luncheon as well and the Sustainability Summit. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or purchase tickets to the 2023 tournament, please visit or contact the tournament office at 864-297-1660. 

Funds raised during the 2023 BMW Charity Pro-Am will benefit five featured charities: Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, Roper Mountain Science Center, Cancer Society of Greenville County, Meyer Center for Special Children and Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute. The community is invited to take part in the tournament’s annual Birdies for Charity program, which will continue to raise dollars by enabling individual donors to make a one-time flat donation or pledge one cent or more per birdie during the tournament. 

The BMW Charity Pro-Am also encourages volunteers to sign up now to take part in the 2023 tournament. To learn more about this year’s volunteer opportunities, which are made possible by Pelham Medical Center, visit here or email 


South Carolina Charities, Inc. (SCCI), the non-profit foundation of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX, was created in order to showcase the beauty of Upstate South Carolina and 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 more than $15 million to numerous Upstate SC non-profit organizations, part of the PGA TOUR’s $3 billion plus raised for charity. 


Please Note:

To the extent that historical press releases reference BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC as the manufacturer of certain X model vehicles, the referenced vehicles are manufactured in South Carolina with a combination of U.S. origin and imported parts and components.