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Favre among celebrities joining BMW Charity Pro-Am celebrity lineup

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The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by Synnex Corp. announced today the roster of celebrities that will participate in the tournament June 6-9 at Thornblade Club and The Cliffs Valley

Joining the tournament for the first time this year is NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre, the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers who led the team to victory in Super Bowl XXXI. 

Other celebrities participating in this year’s tournament include:

  • Television actor Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
  • Television actor Brian Baumgartner (“Kevin” from The Office)
  • MLB all-star Josh Beckett 
  • Television actor Lucas Black (NCIS)
  • Comedian Larry the Cable Guy
  • ESPN anchor Michael Collins
  • Television actress Debbe Dunning (Home Improvement)
  • Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev
  • NFL player Patrick Peterson
  • Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson
  • Former MLB player Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez
  • Southern Charm star Shep Rose
  • Hall of Fame St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith
  • Former NFL player Josh Scobee
  • Former MLB all-atar first baseman Fred McGriff

“We are thrilled to welcome NFL icon Brett Favre to the Upstate,” event president Bob Nitto said in a news release. “Along with some of our crowd favorites that will be returning, such as Larry the Cable Guy and actor Brian Baumgartner, we’re excited to have Brett Favre for his first visit to the tournament. We’re certain that the fans will show all of the celebrities a warm welcome and we are excited for a great year.” 

Other celebrities are still being confirmed and will be announced later, the release said. Course rotation information will also be announced closer to tournament time. 

Also attending the 2019 tournament will be the No Laying Up team. The group comprises four friends whose philosophy is to engage in smart, nuanced discussion around all things golf. 

Other activities taking place during tournament week will include a private ticketed concert on June 7. American singer-songwriter and musician Edwin McCain will headline the event, which will include food provided by CenterplateTickets are $250 per person and may be purchased through S.C. Charities sales director Linda Johnson via email

Ticket sales and volunteer registration are now open to the public. Tickets and volunteer opportunities are available online.

Funds raised during the tournament will benefit four featured charities: Mobile Meals of SpartanburgPrisma Health Children’s Hospital-UpstateRoper Mountain Science Center and The Cliffs Residents Outreach. For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Nicole Harris via email

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by Synnex Corp. is the only tournament on the Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Tour professionals in a four-day better-ball competition, according to the release. Since 2001, the tournament and has donated more than $13 million to numerous charities across the Upstate. 

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