March 6, 2012 - Atlanta and West Point, Georgia – The employees of Batson-Cook Construction recently hosted the 7th Annual Clays for a Cause at the Cherokee Rose Sporting Resort in Griffin, Georgia. The event raised $104,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society and the Children’s Village at Christian City in Union City . Each will received $52,000, with the American Cancer Society sharing the monies between its Cobb and Muscogee Chapters.
Said Batson-Cook President and General Manager of the Atlanta office, R. Randy Hall, “Approximately 170 firms sponsored Clays for a Cause this year, the highest level of support we have received to date. We are particularly grateful to our “Expert Sponsors” Graham and Turner Grading (of Cartersville) and Mulkey Enterprises (of Marietta ).”
Firms from and Alabama sent teams to Clays for a Cause, raising this year’s number of participants by 20% to 268. Walter Thompson of Brent Scarbrough & Company, Inc., won the tournament, shooting 96 out of 100.
Clays for a Cause was run entirely by 60 Batson-Cook employees from its Atlanta and West Point offices. Since 2006, the event has raised over $589,000 for charitable organizations.
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, about 11 million people in who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
Christian City ministers to families, but focuses primarily on the needs of abused and abandoned children, the aged and infirm. Services provided include residential, health and social services delivered in a manner consistent with the Christian faith. The Christian City campus is a vibrant and active Atlanta retirement community as well as refuge for children without families of their own. Every effort is made to see that both children and the aged have enriched and rewarding lives. While expressly Christian in orientation, Christian City does not discriminate in any way with regard to who can benefit from services and ministries provided.
Batson-Cook, founded in 1915, specializes in providing commercial general contracting, preconstruction, construction management, and design-build services to a wide range of clients. The firm has offices in Atlanta and West Point, , and in Tampa and Jacksonville , Florida . Batson-Cook has brought its dedication to quality construction to nearly every major category of building, including office, multi-family housing, industrial, retail, institutional, healthcare, hospitality, education, and resort facilities.