2016 Charity Classic Fundraiser Sets New Record

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Commerce Club Raises $40,000 For Charity

South Carolina DUI Attorney Steve Sumner

"Many thanks to the Commerce Club staff, our Charity Classic Committee, and our corporate sponsors for such a record breaking year!" -- Attorney Steve Sumner

The Commerce Club in downtown Greenville, SC, a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, has announced that its 2016 Charity Classic fundraiser, held on August 11th, generated over $40,000. The $40,000 total surpassed the 2015 Charity Classic’s then record-breaking total of $28,000 – a 43% increase in monies raised.

All proceeds are donated equally to three charities: The Family Effect, located in Greenville; ALS’s Augie’s Quest; and the ClubCorp Employee Care Foundation, which helps employees and their families in times of crisis.

Event Chair, Attorney Steve Sumner, attributed the increase to adding corporate sponsorships for the first time ever, as well as strong community support.

“The fact that we’ve been able to significantly increase the amount of money raised over the past two years shows me this event will only continue to grow,” said Sumner. “We are excited about the possibility of what next year can bring.”

Gallivan, White & Boyd was the Event Sponsor, with Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Greenville Technical College, Merl F. Code, and Fluor as Community Sponsors. 94.5 The Answer was Media Sponsor for the event.


Event Chair Attorney Steve Sumner is a former DUI prosecutor who has been recognized nationally and locally for defending clients who have been accused of DUI, felony DUI, all driving offenses, and drug cases. He has been named to Best Lawyers in America for DUI Defense; Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association; South Carolina Super Lawyers for DUI Defense; “Best Attorney” Lifetime Member by Rue Ratings Best Attorney of America List; “Business of Customer Integrity Award” by the Better Business Bureau of the Upstate; “Top Attorney in South Carolina“ by Columbia Living Magazine, and is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell, the nation’s oldest rating service for attorneys.

Sumner currently represents clients in over 25 courts in Upstate South Carolina including Greenville. Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens and Laurens counties; as well as the city/municipal courts of Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Greer, Fountain Inn, Easley, Clemson, Central, and Laurens.

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