GREER (WSPA)–The 2016 BMW Charity Pro-AM starts Thursday at three local courses. Thornblade in Greer, again serves as the central location for the event while this year the Preserve at Verdae joins Thornblade and the Reserve at Lake Keowee in the three-course rotation.
Since 2001, the BMW Charity Pro-Am has raised more than $11 million for 200 charities
The roster includes 27 celebrities, including seven first-time participants. Actor Alfonso Ribiero, Comedian Bill Engvall and musicians from Rascal Flatts and Hootie and the Blowfish are scheduled to participate.
There are some new elements this year including US Marines serving as honorary pin attenders at each green, as well as honoring those who work in public safety.
Thursday night features the second annual BMW Celebrity Concert. Members of Hootie and the Blowfish and Rascal Flatts will perform in downtown Greenville near the corner of Main Street and Broad Street. It runs from 6-10pm. Concessions are provided by Table 301.
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