FENCE named as beneficiary of BMW Pro-Am tournament

Published 9:18 pm Thursday, February 3, 2011

photo by Norm Powers

BMW Charity Golf, the organizer of the annual BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament, has chosen the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) in Tryon as a beneficiary of this year’s tournament scheduled for May 16 – 22 on three area courses.

“We’re delighted to be once again participating in the tournament this year, and honored to be the only Polk County charity to be chosen,” said FENCE Director of Development Theron Farmer.

As a designated charity, FENCE will receive a portion of the tournament proceeds based on the number of volunteers it provides to help staff the week-long event at the Thornblade Club and the Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg, and Bright’s Creek in Mill Spring.

The nature education and outdoor recreation facility will also receive a portion of ticket sales which it generates for the event, as well as half of the greens fees for any amateur foursomes it can solicit to enter the tournament.

Volunteers may go online to register and specify FENCE as their chosen charity by visiting bmwcharitygolf.com or by contacting FENCE for an application form at info@fence.org or by calling 828-859-9021.