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Greenville Drive’s Teddy Stankiewicz Wins Jim Rice Award

Greenville Drive’s Teddy Stankiewicz Wins Jim Rice Award

Right-hander named Drive MVP of the Battle of the Palmetto State presented by Spinx   GREENVILLE, SC August 21, 2014 – Greenville Drive right-handed pitcher Teddy Stankiewicz has been selected by the fans as the winner of the first annual Jim Rice Award, given to the Drive’s most valuable player during the team’s Battle of the Palmetto State rivalry series presented by Spinx against the Charleston RiverDogs. In two starts against the RiverDogs in 2014, Stankiewicz has posted a 1-0 record with a 1.64 ERA.  In 11 innings of work, he has allowed seven hits, two runs and four walks while striking out eight. Stankiewicz will be honored in an on-field ceremony before Thursday night’s 7:05 game against the RiverDogs […]

Greenville Drive Rolls Past Charleston RiverDogs to Even Series

Greenville Drive Rolls Past Charleston RiverDogs to Even Series

Three round trippers help Greenville tie Charleston at one game each Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1mng0VE GREENVILLE, SC August 20, 2014 – A six-run deficit was too much to overcome for the Charleston RiverDogs in a 7-2 loss to the Greenville Drive on Wednesday night at Fluor Field at the West End in South Atlantic League action. Sam Travis, Danny Bethea, and Franklin Guzman blasted early home runs while Greenville starting pitcher Myles Smith recorded a career-high eight strikeouts. The RiverDogs fell back to 31-28 in the second half and 64-65 overall. The Drive improved to 19-40 and 53-75, respectively while tying this three-game series at 1-1. Smith blanked Charleston over the first five innings, allowing just one hit in those scoreless […]

Charleston RiverDogs Champions of Inaugural Battle of the Palmetto State Rivalry Series against the Drive

Charleston RiverDogs Champions of Inaugural Battle of the Palmetto State Rivalry Series against the Drive

Charleston’s Wade and Greenville’s Stankiewicz take home inaugural MVP awards of rivalry series CHARLESTON, SC August 20, 2014 – With five games remaining between the Charleston RiverDogs and Greenville Drive this season, a winner has already been determined for the inaugural Battle of the Palmetto State Rivalry Series that is presented by Spinx. The Rivalry Series trophy will be presented during an on-field ceremony before the RiverDogs’ 7:05pm home game on Wednesday, August 27 against Greenville, and the trophy will reside in the Lowcountry for the next year as Charleston claims the inaugural title. The RiverDogs currently lead the 21-game season series, 12-4. In addition, SS/2B Tyler Wade has been named the RiverDogs MVP and will take home the Larry […]

2014 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented Raises $836,883 for Local Charities

2014 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented Raises $836,883 for Local Charities

BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation Raises $836,883 for Local Charities, Bringing Total to More Than $10.8 million   GREENVILLE, SC August 18, 2014 – The 14th annual BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament raised $836,883 for Upstate charities, tournament officials announced today. The tournament’s 2014 charity earnings push the total charitable giving since 2001 to more than $10.8 million. These funds are part of the PGA TOUR’s more than $2 billion in all-time charitable contributions. Officials from South Carolina Charities, Inc.—the non-profit organization that manages the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation—presented checks to charity representatives at the Charity Check Presentation presented by High Cotton, held at the downtown Greenville restaurant.   The 2014 […]

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Greenville to Host World Series Trophy on Wednesday

Greenville to Host World Series Trophy on Wednesday

Trophy will be at Fluor Field in the evening after making stops with sponsors around town during the day GREENVILLE, SC August 12, 2014 – In their role as the first full-season affiliate in the Boston Red Sox organization, the Greenville Drive play an important part in player development and helping players reach their goal of making the major leagues.  The Red Sox reached the pinnacle of baseball by winning the World Series in 2013, and the Drive will be rewarded for their part in the Red Sox title by hosting the World Series trophy on Wednesday. “We are extremely thrilled to be able to host Boston’s World Series trophy on Wednesday,” commented Drive General Manager Eric Jarinko.  “The Red […]

Project Real at Greenville Little Theatre

Project Real at Greenville Little Theatre

Project REAL GREENVILLE, SC July 25, 2014 – The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) will host a Professional Development Workshop for area teachers on Wednesday, July 30 from 9 am to noon. GLT is thrilled to bring Project REAL (Reinforcing Education through Artistic Learning) to the upstate. Project REAL instructors use theatre techniques and integrate real-life experiences to enhance the curriculum and provide lasting knowledge to students of all ages. Project REAL is the educational outreach branch of the Barter Theatre located in Abingdon, VA. To enroll or for more information, please call GLT’s Box Office at 864-233-6238 or email info@greenvillelittletheatre.org. The cost is $50. Greenville Little Theatre, founded in 1926, is the Upstate’s oldest and largest locally-producing arts organization. A […]

Splish Splash 2 at Greenville Little Theatre

Splish Splash 2 at Greenville Little Theatre

Splish Splash 2 GREENVILLE, SC July 14, 2014 – The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) is excited to present Splish Splash 2 August 14 -17.  The rockin’ tribute to the 1950s is back; it will be an unforgettable night of music from that fabulous decade!  GLT’s incredible upstate talent performs such songs as Splish Splash, Summertime Blues, Book of Love, Great Balls of Fire, Mack The Knife, and much, much more! There will be 4 performances only; don’t miss this unforgettable musical journey through the 50s! Tickets prices are $30 with discounts available for seniors, children, and groups of ten or more. Show dates are August 14-16 at 8 pm and Sunday  August 17 at 3 pm. Please phone the Box Office, 864-233-6238 or visit our […]

Will Starke Finishes Tied for Fifth at Carolinas Amateur

Will Starke Finishes Tied for Fifth at Carolinas Amateur

GREENVILLE, SC July 13, 2014 — South Carolina junior Will Starke fired a final-round 68 (-4) on Sunday at Greenville Country Club to finish tied for fifth at the 100th Carolinas Amateur Championship. Starke wrapped up the event with a 72-hole total of 286 (-2) to finish three strokes back of first place. A native of Chapin, S.C., Starke carded rounds of 74, 70 and 74 in the first three rounds before making a move into the top 10 with his 68 on Sunday. The championship, which is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association, had a field of 144 golfers from North and South Carolina. NESMITH, HUSKEY COME UP SHORT OF TOP 20 AT THE PLAYERS AMATEUR At Bluffton, S.C., […]

Gamecocks Football: Lattimore Scholarship Established

Gamecocks Football: Lattimore Scholarship Established

GREENVILLE, SC June 26, 2014 – The University of South Carolina Athletics Department has announced the receipt of a gift presented to the Garnet Way Campaign, establishing an endowed football scholarship honoring former Gamecock running back Marcus Lattimore. The endowment will provide a scholarship each year, given by the David Glenn Family from Greenville, S.C., and will be awarded each year to a deserving football walk-on student-athlete. Like Lattimore, the recipients shall be of the highest character and integrity while exhibiting exemplary leadership skills. “Marcus has been an inspiration to many, including our family,” said David Glenn. “It is our pleasure to give this gift to the athletics’ program in his honor.” After a stellar high school career at Byrnes […]

Greenville Drive: Playcation Package Returns on Wednesday, July 2nd

Greenville Drive: Playcation Package Returns on Wednesday, July 2nd

Package includes 4 tickets to Drive game plus 4 passes to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, The Greenville Zoo and Greenville County Rec Waterparks/Pavilion   Greenville, SC June 23, 2014 – The Greenville Drive’s Playcation promotion has proven to be a huge hit in the Upstate since its founding in 2011.  The Drive’s first playcation package of the 2014 season produced a sold out event on June 4th, including a Drive game attendance record of 7,176 fans.   As a result of this early success, the Drive have been working with its Playcation partners to set another date for 2014. The Drive, along with The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, the Greenville Zoo and Greenville County Rec Waterparks and Pavilion, […]