As the 28th annual BI-LO Charity Classic came to a close July 13, BI-LO Charities announced that this year’s tournament raised a total of $4,920,622 to aid non-profit organizations across Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee which benefit BI-LO Charities’ three key initiatives: children’s needs, education and hunger relief.
“This year’s golf tournament was a great accomplishment for BI-LO and BI-LO Charities” said BI-LO President and CEO Michael Byars. “We work harder every year to make this event a success, with the support of our suppliers, our store teammates and the members of our community. We look forward to seeing these funds make a lasting, positive impact in the communities BI-LO serves.”
The BI-LO Charity Classic event took place over a period of three days. The weekend kicked off with a First Tee Invitational tournament on June 3, at Pebble Creek Golf Club, with young golfers from Greenville and Spartanburg. Festivities ramped up June 4, with a 60’s era-themed seated dinner at the Hartness Estate for top sponsors. Tournament participants and guests were treated to a Pairings Party and Auction held June 5, at the Hartness Estate. The tournament itself took place June 6, at eleven of the top courses in Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina. More than 2,400 golfers and guests traveled from across the country to participate in this one-of-a-kind event. For more information about the BI-LO Charities and the organizations that it supports, visit www.bi-locharities.org.