Former Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers are among the celebrities slated to participate in the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation, organizers announced Thursday.
The tournament, held May 18–21 at Thornblade Club, Furman University Golf Club, and the Preserve at Verdae, groups Web.com tour professionals with amateurs and celebrities. Participants rotate between the three courses on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and the final round on Sunday is held at Thornblade Club.
Other celebrities who will tee off include former Major League Baseball players Jose Alvarez, Josh Beckett, and Tim Wakefield; country music artists Steve Azar and Colt Ford; actors Gary Valentine (“Kevin Can Wait”), John O’Hurley (“Seinfeld”), and Alfonso Ribeiro (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”); and comedian Larry the Cable Guy.
Since 2001, the BMW Charity Pro-Am has raised $12.1 million for charities across the Upstate. This year’s goal is to surpass $13 million in total donations. Fourteen charities were selected as beneficiaries for the 2017 tournament, including Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, Shriners Hospital for Children-Greenville, and Upstate Warriors Solution.