The April 26 Commonwealth Cares Golf Tournament on Daniel Island will help people across the world get much-needed access to health care, thanks to the vision of Britt Gilbert, owner of Commonwealth Financial Group, a Daniel Island-based financial services firm.
The company's charitable arm, the Commonwealth Cares Foundation, will host the tournament at the Daniel Island Club benefiting the Palmetto Medical Initiative, which is providing medical care to people in Uganda.
Now in its fourth year, the golf tournament began as a way to raise funds for nonprofit organizations. Every three years the foundation chooses a new beneficiary and this year selected the Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI), an organization committed to providing sustainable, quality health care to those in need while increasing accessibility to global medical missions. The company has worked with several medical initiatives since it has a medical division targeted at physicians and the medical community.
Gilbert, whose firm takes a values-based approach to its work, formed the Commonwealth Cares Foundation as the company's charitable arm in 2007.
In 2010, PMI helped more than 7,000 people in Masindi, Uganda, as part of several short-term mission trips.
The Commonwealth Cares Classic begins at 11 a.m. April 26 with registration and a buffet lunch. Shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $300 for individual player registration and $1,200 for a team of four.
Register at http://tinyurl.com/6j4py2p by April 22. For questions, call 884-4545 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.