More Celebrities Join the Needtobreathe Classic Golf Tournament

More Celebrities Join the Needtobreathe Classic Golf Tournament







DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. – Even more musicians, coaches, professional athletes and actors have announced they will play in the Needtobreathe Classic on Tuesday, March 19 at the Ralston Creek a

nd Beresford Creek courses at the Daniel Island Club. Presented by Commonwealth Cares Foundation, the tournament benefits Palmetto Medical Initiative.

Registration opens at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served on the course.

Band members of Needtobreathe are long-time supporters of PMI and, this year, decided to lend their name to Commonwealth Cares Foundation’s annual golf tournament. Joining Needtobreathe on the golf course are:

  • · Trevor Bayne – NASCAR driver and 2011 Daytona 500 champion
  • · Collective Soul – American rock band
  • · Mason Crosby – NFL place kicker for the Green Bay Packers
  • · Ray Goff – Former head coach for University of Georgia and assistant coach at the University of South Carolina
  • · Drew Holcomb – American singer/songwriter
  • · John Mark McMillan – American singer/songwriter
  • · Mercy Me – American Christian rock band
  • · Jerry Moore – Former head coach for Appalachian State University
  • · Dan Reeves – NFL player and coach of the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons
  • · Bobby Richardson – MLB second baseman for New York Yankees
  • · Kevin Streelman – Professional golfer
  • · Ryan Succop – NFL place kicker for Kansas City Chiefs /South Carolina
  • · Tenth Avenue North – American singers/songwriters
  • · Justin Wheelon – 2012 SAG-E Actor (Iron Man 3)

Musicians John Mark McMillan, Collective Soul and MercyMe will join with Needtobreathe for an after-party concert for sponsors and players. The concert is open to golfers and sponsors with a VIP pass. Celebrity foursome packages are available for $5,000 and the foursome will be paired with a celebrity and receive passes to the after party.

This is the fifth year the Commonwealth Cares Foundation has hosted a charity golf tournament and the third year it will donate the proceeds to Palmetto Medical Initiative, a Charleston-based nonprofit committed to providing sustainable, quality health care to those in need while increasing accessibility to global medical missions. PMI has built a medical clinic in Masindi, Uganda, and last year launched a new initiative in Nicaragua.

Needtobreathe band members Bear Rinehart and Bo Rinehart, brothers from the Seneca, S.C., area, formed the band with drummer Joe Stillwell and bass player Seth Bolt. Much of their music is played on Christian radio, but they have charted on mainstream pop charts. In 2011, they were part of the Taylor Swift Speak Now North American Tour. They recorded their fourth album “The Reckoning” in Charleston.

“Our goal is simple, to raise as much money as possible for Palmetto Medical Initiative and its work around the globe, and the more people who can get behind our cause the better,” said Britt Gilb


founder of the Commonwealth Cares Foundation. “We are thrilled to have so many people giving their time to this golf tournament. The lineup of celebrities playing in this

tournament is incredible.”

Founded in 2007, Commonwealth Cares Foundation is the charitable arm of Commonwealth Financial Group, a Daniel Island-based financial services firm with a division focused on providing financial pla

nning services to physicians and the medical community.

Gilbert, whose firm takes a values-based approach to its work, believes that “success is measured by the lives we change, the impact we have on others and our involvement as responsible community members.” Gilbert has gone on two medical missions trips with PMI, one to Uganda and one to Nicaragua in December 2012.

Cost for the Needtobreathe Classic is $300 for individual player registration and $1,200 for a team of four. Register online
or call 843-884-4545.

About Commonwealth Financial Group

Commonwealth Financial Group is a comprehensive financial services firm based on Daniel Island with a vision to recreate the way financial services are provided and a philosophy that doing the right thing for the client is paramount. With three offices, including Daniel Island, Orangeburg and Raleigh, N.C., the firm brings a values-based approach, offerings clients independent advice through a consultative, team-oriented approach. For more information, call 888-858-5213 or visit

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