Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:17:00 EST
Updated: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:58:53 EST
A friendly clay shooting competition in Middle Georgia raises big bucks for a local organization that’ll help students graduate and lead safe and productive lives.
The Boys and Girls Club of Central Georgia hosted the 9th annual Sporting Clays Fun Shoot at The Meadows National Gun Club. A fundraiser that helps support the organization’s programs.
“This is critical to our success and our support of those kids," Boys and Girls Club Vice President of Development said Cathy Snook said.
More than 100 people making up 17 teams from various businesses competed in the friendly competition that raised roughly $20,000. Money that Snook says will help the club continue its mission while serving about 2500 youth annually.
“A child at risk in Bibb County has a 44 percent chance of on time graduation,” Snook said. “If you enroll them in Boys and Girls Clubs after schools programs and project learns, it soars to over 90 percent."
A figure Snook and the organization wants to continue growing in years to come.