West Point, Georgia – Batson-Cook Construction’s 10th annual Clays for a Cause sporting clays tournament reached a milestone this year as charitable donations since the inaugural event in 2006 topped $1 million.
This year’s event, which raised $177,000, benefited three Georgia-based charities: Children’s Village at Christian City in Union City; Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services in LaGrange and Columbus; and Loving Arms Cancer Care in Marietta. Nearly 500 people attended the tournament, presented by Batson-Cook’s West Point and Atlanta offices and held at Cherokee Rose Sporting Clays Resort in Griffin.
“Thanks to our generous sponsors – more than 200 companies in all - this is the largest amount our event has ever raised,” said Randy Hall, CEO of Batson-Cook. “Clays for a Cause has now donated more than $1 million dollars to charities in the last ten years.”
"The event was exceptionally successful this year due to the substantial support of ‘Expert Sponsors’ Faith Technologies of Atlanta and Batchelor & Kimball of Lithonia, and ‘Legacy Sponsor’ Graham and Turner Grading of Cartersville," Hall added.
A total of 445 shooters representing firms from Georgia, Alabama, Florida and North Carolina registered for the event. Andrew Thomas, a Batson-Cook employee shooting on the Universal Steel squad, won the event’s “High Overall” award with a score of 97 out of 100 clays broken.
Clays for a Cause is run entirely by more than 70 Batson-Cook employees from the company’s two Georgia offices. Since 2006, Clays for a Cause has donated more than $1 million to a variety of charitable organizations.
This year’s recipients were:
Christian City, which ministers to families but focuses primarily on the needs of abused and abandoned children, the aged, and infirmed by providing residential, health, and social services 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.
Loving Arms Cancer Outreach, which 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.
Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services, Inc., which is guided by its mission “to provide programs and services designed to empower youth and families to reach optimum potential." Twin Cedars offers an array of youth and family services, both residential and community-based, in Central and West Georgia as well as East Alabama.
Batson-Cook Construction, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, industrial, manufacturing and private development clients throughout the Southeast. We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm. We build with passion. We operate with integrity.