Giving Back

Atlanta, Georgia (April 21, 2017) – Batson-Cook Construction’s 12th annual Clays for a Cause charity sporting clays tournament raised $184,000 today for two nonprofit organizations: Loving Arms Cancer Center of Marietta, and Russell County Child Advocacy Center of Phenix City, Alabama.  Some 550 people attended this year’s event, which was held at Big Red Oak Plantation in Gay, Georgia.

"We are so appreciative of the support we receive from our sponsors and participants to make this donation possible,” said Randy Hall, president and CEO of Baton-Cook, as the checks were presented to representatives of the nonprofits.  “These two organizations make a difference in people’s lives every day and each has a personal tie to the Batson-Cook family.  Helping them achieve their missions wouldn’t be possible without each of you and the Batson-Cook volunteers who contribute so much to this event each year.”

Indeed, Clays for a Cause takes a veritable army of sponsors, participants and volunteers to be a success.  Consider the numbers for this year’s event alone:

  • 113 sponsors;
  • 462 shooters;
  • 70 volunteers;
  • 1848 boxes of shells;
  • 46,200 clay pigeons;
  • 1,000-plus breakfast / lunch plates;
  • Untold gallons of water, juice, tea, coffee and soda.

Hall gave special recognition to this year’s Expert Sponsors: Batchelor & Kimball of Lithonia, and Graham & Turner Grading of Cartersville.  Mark Traylor, training manager for Batson-Cook, served as chair of this year’s event, and Mandy Scott, office coordinator, was co-chair.

Since its founding in 2006, Clays for a Cause has raised $1,307,000 for six different charities.

About 2017 Clays for a Cause Beneficiaries

Loving Arms Cancer Outreach (Marietta, Georgia) helps cancer patients with the financial and emotional burdens they face while getting well.  Whether providing a comforting hug or counseling, fitting a patient with a new wig, or helping to offset the financial burden cancer often creates, Loving Arms supports patients and their families throughout their journey.

Russell County Child Advocacy Center (Phenix City, Alabama) promotes multi-agency cooperation for the benefit of the child victims and non-offending families. It provides support/referrals, and advocates for child-sensitive investigation and swift prosecution of offenders. It also educates the public regarding the extent of child abuse, promotes public awareness and reporting of abuse, and serves as a resource to all citizens of Russell County regarding the dynamics and prevention of such abuse.