5th Annual NEEDTOBREATHE Classic Golf Tournament Tees Off on 3/27

For the fifth year, musicians and athletes will grab their golf clubs for a good time and an even greater cause at the annual NEEDTOBREATHE Classic on Monday, March 27th at the Daniel Island Club.

NEEDTOBREATHE, a rock band that formed in Seneca, SC, will once again participate in the tournament and perform at the After Party with some special guests. The party will also include a live auction.

Other celebrities scheduled to play in the tournament include:

  • Rachel Baribeau, commentator for SEC, NFL, NASCAR and more
  • Rick Barry, retired NBA player
  • Tajh Boyd, former Clemson University quarterback
  • Mark Bryan, founding member of Hootie & the Blowfish
  • Lee Elder, retired PGA player; first African-American to play in the Masters Tournament in 1975
  • Russell Henley, professional golfer
  • Adam Humphries, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver
  • Barrett Jones, NFL and former University of Alabama player
  • Mat Kearney, musician
  • John Mark McMillan, musician
  • George Rogers, former New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins player
  • Mac Powell, musician
  • David Nail, musician
  • Ben Rector, musician
  • Sterling Sharpe, former Green Bay Packers wide receiver
  • Ryan Succop, Tennessee Titans placekicker
  • Tyler Thigpen, NFL player, including former starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Dekoda Watson, linebacker for the Denver Broncos
  • Gus Williams, retired NBA player, most notably with the Seattle SuperSonics
  • Kevin Youngblood, former wide receiver with the Atlanta Falcons who went on to work for the Secret Service

To register for the event, click here.

Five years ago, NEEDTOBREATHE partnered with Commonwealth Cares Foundation – the charitable arm of Commonwealth Financial Group on Daniel Island – to lend its name to the foundation’s annual charity golf tournament.

All proceeds benefit Charleston-based OneWorld Health, an organization that delivers quality, low-cost health care in the developing world through a revolutionary, long-term approach to medical intervention that reaches beyond relief work.

NEEDTOBREATHE band members Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart, Seth Bolt and Josh Lovelace are long-time supporters of OneWorld Health.

OneWorld Health operates six state-of-the-art medical centers in Uganda and Nicaragua, and is expanding with one new facility under construction in Kijunjubwa, Uganda, to be completed in 2017. Each year the NEEDTOBREATHE Classic raises thousands of dollars to support communities where OneWorld Health offers the only affordable, quality health care center available.

In addition, NEEDTOBREATHE donates $1 from each concert ticket sold to OneWorld Health. Those donations along with proceeds from the golf tournament allowed NEEDTOBREATHE to fund a medical clinic in Tola, Nicaragua.

Registration begins at 9 am on the day of the tournament with a shotgun start at 11 am. Golfers can select from an individual golfer option, a standard foursome experience, or a celebrity foursome experience. To register or for more information, visit www.commonwealthcares.org.

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