Atlanta, Georgia (April 16, 2019) – Batson-Cook Construction’s 14th annual Clays for a Cause charity sporting clays tournament raised a record $230,000 for two nonprofit organizations: Camp Twin Lakes of Atlanta and The Children’s Hospital at Columbus Regional Health of Columbus. This year’s event, held at Big Red Oak Plantation in Gay, Georgia, was attended by approximately 500 participants and guests.
“We are appreciative of the support we have received from our sponsors, participants, and volunteers to make this year’s record-breaking donation possible,” said Randy Hall, president and CEO of Batson-Cook. “It is the passion and dedication of the surrounding communities that allow these two amazing organizations to make lasting impacts on the lives of children and their families.”
Participants in this year’s event represented more than 200 firms from Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and North Carolina. Larry Davis with Dixie Membrane won the ‘High Overall’ award with a total score of 95 out of 100.
To be successful each year, Clays for a Cause requires a small army of volunteers. This year, approximately 80 employees from Batson-Cook’s Atlanta and West Point, Georgia Offices spent countless manhours planning and executing the event.
Prior to presenting the donations to the two beneficiaries, Hall gave special recognition to this year’s Expert Sponsors Batchelor & Kimball, Inc. and Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. Serving as Chair of this year’s event was Jodie Caldwell, project accountant for Batson-Cook, and Dela Rakestraw, recruiting coordinator, was co-chair.
Since 2006, Batson-Cook’s Clays for a Cause has raised over $1.8 million for eight different charities.
About 2019 Clays for a Cause Beneficiaries
Camp Twin Lakes (Atlanta, Georgia) provides year-round, fully-accessible, and intentionally designed camp programs that teach campers to overcome obstacles while creating shared experiences with other children who face similar challenges. After spending every other day of the year adapting to the world around them, for one week, camp adapts to them.
The Children’s Hospital at Columbus Regional Health (Columbus, Georgia) provides a place of health and healing for its smallest and most vulnerable residents – sick and injured children. The hospital is committed to providing the best quality care specifically for kids. The Children’s Hospital at Columbus Regional Health is part of the Children’s Miracle Network, whose guiding principal is to keep 100% of the funds raised in the communities they serve.