Four Upstate charities received a combined $567,775 raised by the 2019 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by Synnex Corp.
The charities, which received the contributions during a Nov. 13 check presentation, are:
- Mobile Meals of Spartanburg
- Prisma Health Children’s Hospital — Upstate
- Roper Mountain Science Center
- The Cliffs Residents Outreach
“We are honored to host another great even for our community that allows us to give back to these deserving charities,” said Max Metcalf, secretary and treasurer of the pro-am.
The charity event has raised more than $13.6 million since its founding 19 years ago.
The 2019 tournament was the first time the pro-am hosted its military and first responders weekend, which supported the Upstate Warrior Solution and the Palmetto State Chapter of Folds of Honor. This year the pro-am also continued its Birdies for Charity program, which allows donors to make one-time flat donations or to pledge donations as small as one cent or more per birdie during the tournament.
“From the beginning, this tournament has provided an exciting and memorable week for fans, sponsors and players as we raise money for such deserving causes in our community,” Metcalf said.
After the check presentation, Metcalf represented the board of directors of South Carolina Charities Inc. in announcing plans for the 2020 tournament, whose beneficiaries will include all those included in the 2019 program as well as the Cancer Society of Greenville County and the Meyer Center for Special Children.
“As we kick off the 2020 tournament, the strong foundation built over two decades enables us to generate and even higher level of engagement, exposure, excitement and economic impact for the benefit of our community,” Metcalf said.