May 26, 2022 Vol. 12, Issue 10
100 Years of Lions in South Carolina

Written By: Daniel J. Prohaska, MA, CFRE, Lions Vision Services

Since 1922 South Carolinians have been coming together to serve the Palmetto State through Lions Clubs, first in Columbia, Spartanburg, Orangeburg, Anderson, and Greenville, then in communities statewide. In 1925 their focus became vision and hearing services following Helen Keller’s challenge to be “Knights of the Blind” in the crusade against darkness at the International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio.

For over a century Lions have continued to help the blind and visually impaired in South Carolina and advocate for them at a time when public perception and prejudices viewed them as incapable, but there was a need to do more.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of South Carolina’s first Lions Clubs, including three in the Upstate: Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg. The Anderson and Spartanburg Clubs have announced plans to celebrate the milestone with a commemorative event in their respective communities.

BMW Charity Pro-AM Celebrity and Events Lineup

Written By: Kari Snyder, BMW Charity Pro-AM

Come out and join us at the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX tournament taking place June 9-12 at Thornblade Club in Greer and The Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg.

We will have a fun line up of celebrities ranging from professional athletes, actors, golf influencers, and musicians. Some of the celebrities attending include Country Music Artist George Birge as well as Country Pop Musician Jay DeMarcus from the Rascal Flatts, Comedian Larry the Cable Guy, Television Actors Andy Buckley and Brian Baumgarter from the Office, and Anthony Anderson from Black-ish, as well as Professional Boxer Canelo Álvarez, and LPGA Hall of Famer, Amy Alcott. So even if golf is not your thing, come out to see your favorite celebrities, and/or sign up to volunteer at the Carolina Country club!

The tournament will include many fun events for the community such as A Night with The Marshall Tucker Band presented by The Johnson Group in Daniel Morgan Square on Tuesday, June 7th. 

June 17th
Greenville Tech - Barton Campus
Greenville County

June 18th
Hagood Mill
Pickens County

June 29th
Hilton Greenville
Greenville County
Cyber Security in the Upstate

THURSDAY, June 9th

3:00 to 4:00 PM

Chad Hardaway from the University of South Carolina

AALS Dream Awards Gala
Tri-County Technical College
Pickens County

Wild 4 Wildlife Charity Event
Old Market Square
Pickens County

Pure Barre Fore K Walk/Run
Carolina Country Club
Spartanburg County