GRAMMY-NOMINATED ROCK BAND IS AUCTIONING OFF A PRIVATE CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE PALMETTO MEDICAL INITIATIVE AS PART OF THEIR ANNUAL NEEDTOBREATHE CLASSIC CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
THE CHARITY AUCTION IS OPEN TO FANS WORLDWIDE AND ALSO FEATURES ITEMS DONATED BY GAVIN DEGRAW, GOO GOO DOLLS, KATY PERRY AND KINGS OF LEON, AMONG OTHERS
NEEDTOBREATHE CLASSIC AUCTION BEGINS AT 6PM ET ON MARCH 23
Nashville, TN, March 17, 2015—Atlantic/Word Entertainment recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has offered a private concert as part of their NEEDTOBREATHE Classic auction for charity. The silent auction, which coincides with the Grammy nominated rock band’s annual NEEDTOBREATHE Classic celebrity golf tournament, will begin at 6pm ET on March 23rd, and also features items donated by musical artists including Gavin DeGraw, Goo Goo Dolls, Katy Perry, and Kings Of Leon among others. Proceeds from both the golf tournament and auction benefit the Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI), a Charleston, South Carolina-based non-profit organization which seeks to bring quality health care to developing countries around the world. In addition to tournament participants and spectators, the NEEDTOBREATHE Classic auction is open to fans around the world who can bid on items through the web and their smart phones using Qtego auction technology. To register for the auction, view auction items, and more, please visit https://qtego.net/qlink/needtobreathe.
The NEEDTOBREATHE Classic, now in its third year, brings together PGA golfers, celebrity athletes from the NFL and MLB, and Grammy-award winning musicians for a day of golf and an evening of music all for charity at Charleston, South Carolina’s Daniel Island Club. The 2014 tournament raised $140,000, which funded over half the cost of a second medical clinic that PMI is building in Uganda. Last year, PMI launched its “20 by 20” campaign, a plan to have 20 medical centers built by 2020 in Uganda and Nicaragua with the goal of blanketing a particular area and elevating care for an entire region. The 2015 NEEDTOBREATHE Classic will specifically benefit PMI’s “20 by 20” campaign. For more information about the NEEDTOBREATHE Classic, please visit www.commonwealthcares.org.
NEEDTOBREATHE is a 10-time Dove Award winning and GRAMMY-nominated, American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions and faith of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States. Made up of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals) and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals), the band hit their big break in 2005 when they signed to Atlantic/Word Records. The career to follow would include four full studio albums, chart-topping cross-genre success, 3 Dove Awards for Group of the Year, multiple headlining tours and media coverage on CONAN, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, CBS This Morning, MTV, FOX, CCM Magazine, New Release Tuesday, HearItFirst.com and much more. The band’s critically acclaimed fifth studio album RIVERS IN THE WASTELAND was released on April 15, 2014, and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Christian Music Chart and #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.