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    GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 25, 2006) - Tickets to the April 27-30, 2006, BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament went on sale today through the 29 Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina charities selected to receive proceeds from this year's event. Each of the 29 charities will receive 100 percent of the proceeds gained by selling $25 General Admission tickets.

    The 29 charities you can contact to purchase tickets are: A Child's Haven, Inc.; Blue Ridge Literacy Council; Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Foundation, Inc.; Boy Scouts of America; Compass of Carolina; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Foothills Family Resources; Hands on Greenville; Hidden Treasure; Mobile Meals of Spartanburg; Mountain Area Child and Family Center; National Christian College Athletic Association; North Greenville University; North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry; Partners for a Healthy Community, Inc.; Phillis Wheatley Association; Pickens County Sheriff's Scholarship Foundation; Pickens County YMCA; Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas; South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation; St. Joseph's Catholic School; The Charles Lea Center; The Eblen Charities; The First Tee; The Walker Foundation; United Ministries; Upstate Alliance Education Foundation; Young Life; Zest Quest.

    Charity contact information can be found at www.bmwcharitygolf.com under the "charities/volunteers" tab. Interested parties can also purchase tickets by calling the tournament ticket office at (864) 297-1660 and designating which charity should receive their purchase donation.

    "This is another way for the charities to get involved and earn more dollars," said Darin MacDonald, tournament director of the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs. "The more they put into it, the more they get out of it."

    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 and 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. 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. 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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