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Volunteer Opportunity: Join the FoRR’s Green Team at the BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament!

Posted on by SCNPS Website Team

Over the past 2 decades, the BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament (BMWCPA) has generated millions of dollars for Upstate charities. The tournament is also committed to a 100% carbon neutral experience, with all waste being recycled, reused, or repurposed rather than going to a landfill. The FoRR supported this sustainability commitment in 2021 and 2022, and has now been asked to organize and lead sustainability support volunteers for 2023!

They will need to fill approximately 200 Green Team volunteer shifts during the week-long event. Most shifts will be approximately four hours long, and primarily located at either Thornblade Club in Greer or Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg. Volunteers can pick as many or as few shifts as they like (each volunteer shift earns $50 for FoRR, or for the designated, registered charity of the volunteer’s choice!), and will receive a Green Team t-shirt and a set of credentials allowing them on the tournament venues! 

There are two basic duties for Green Team members: 

1) Course Sweep: Using golf carts, Course Sweep volunteers (in pairs) will circulate to collect trash and recyclables from the front and back 9 holes and from informational venues along the golf course. After each sweep of 9 holes, they will deliver trash and recyclables to a central collection point. During each shift, the Course Sweep team will make at least 3 circuits of the 9-hole route they’ve been assigned.

2) Skybox Assist and Skybox Sweep: This role will take place in the hospitality suites (Skyboxes), and these volunteers will ensure folks who are consuming food and drink place their trash in the correct receptacles. 

*Because there is alcohol served on the premises, all volunteers must be 18 or older!

There are a few volunteer shifts at separate locations that will also involve 1) delivering trash and recyclables to a central collection point and 2) ensuring that trash ends up in the correct receptacles: 

  • Tuesday, June 6 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the VIP area of Delaney’s Irish Pub of Spartanburg for an evening with the Diamond Rio band
  • Thursday, June 8 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at 3’s Golf of Greenville
  • Friday, June 9 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Bon Secours Arena for the Sustainability Summit
  • Friday, June 9 from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Bon Secours Arena for the Celebration

Click this link to learn more and/or to sign up for this FoRR/BMW event.