GREENVILLE, S.C., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 29th annual BI-LO Charity Classic golf tournament came to a close on Monday evening, June 4, BI-LO Charities announced this year's tournament raised a total of $5,104,362 to aid non-profit organizations across South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee which benefit BI-LO Charities' three key initiatives: enhancing the lives of children, improving education and nourishing the hungry.
"BI-LO is honored to be an integral part of the communities we serve. The 2012 tournament marks another year of success," said BI-LO President and Chairman of BI-LO Charities Michael Byars. "Due to the support of our suppliers, our teammates and members of our community, we look forward to seeing these funds make a positive, lasting impact."
Since 1984, the BI-LO Charity Classic has raised more than $63 million for hundreds of charities throughout the Southeast.
Festivities began on Saturday evening, June 2, with the President's Party held at Hartness Estate for top level sponsors. Tournament participants and guests were treated to a Pairings Party and Auction on Sunday, June 3, at Hartness Estate. The golf tournament took place on Monday, June 4, at 11 of the top courses in Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina. More than 1,200 golfers and their guests traveled from across the country to participate in this unique event. For more information about the BI-LO Charities and the organizations that it supports, visit www.bi-locharities.org.
About the BI-LO Charity Classic
The BI-LO Charity Classic began in 1984 as a fundraiser for Greenville County Meals on Wheels and has grown to be the largest one-day charity golf tournament in the United States. During the past 29 years, the tournament has raised more than $63,000,000 to support hundreds of charities throughout BI-LO's four-state operating area of South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Funds from the Charity Classic go toward supporting organizations that further BI-LO Charities' mission of enhancing the lives of children, improving education and nourishing the hungry.
SOURCE BI-LO Charities