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    • Costner and Band to Play at 2006 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 8, 2006) - Kevin Costner fans will be in for an additional treat at this year's BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament when the Oscar award-winning actor publicly debuts with his band on Saturday, April 29, at The Cliffs Valley golf course.

    The concert is available to tournament ticket holders only. Volunteers receive reserved/priority seating. Outdoor seating will be available to other tournament ticket holders. Food and concessions will be on sale.

    Costner's unnamed, six-member band plays original rock and popular music. Costner, who is the lead singer, said he chose to debut at the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs to pay tribute to all of the volunteers. "This is something that we are doing for the volunteers and all of those who come out to support charity," Costner said. "This tournament would never take place and be as popular as it is without the hard work and dedication of the thousands of volunteers who give of their time and energy. This is our way of saying thank you to them for all that they do."

    The concert will begin after play ends for the day. Patrons are asked to arrive at the course no later than 5 p.m., and to bring a blanket and/or folding chair.

    The 2006 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament will be played April 27-30, 2006 at The Cliffs Valley, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards golf courses. All four rounds will be televised live by The Golf Channel. The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs is the only tournament on the Nationwide Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Nationwide Tour professionals in a three-day better-ball competition.

    Amateurs, celebrities and pros will rotate between each of the three courses on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the 14 lowest scoring pro-amateur/pro-celebrity teams advancing to play Sunday's final round at The Cliffs Valley course. Celebrities will play once at each course on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $112,500 from the total purse of $625,000, which is one of the largest purses on the Nationwide Tour.

    Amateurs and celebrities will compete for individual prizes and cash donations to the charity of their choice out of the beneficiaries selected by South Carolina Charities, Inc. The first five tournaments have raised more than $3 million for area charities.

    General Admission tickets for the 2006 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs can be purchased for $25 through one of the 29 selected charities or by calling (864) 297-1660. Children 14 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

    Corporate sponsorships and ticket packages that include VIP and Clubhouse tickets can also be purchased by calling (864) 297-1660.

    For more information on the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament; sponsorship opportunities, charitable funding or volunteer opportunities, call (864) 297-1660 or visit the tournament's website at www.bmwcharitygolf.com.
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