Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The 15th annual “Klays for Kids” Sporting Clays Tournament at Back Woods Quail Club in Rhems last month raised $60,430 for MUSC Children’s Hospital.
Each year, a family shares their MUSC experience as a tribute to where the money goes that is raised through the Log-A-Load for Kids program.
This year Jay and Bridgette Blakely brought their twins Adeline and Kate, and Erin and Jonathon York brought little McKinley. Both families shared emotional stories about their journeys and expressed thanks to the participants for supporting such a good cause.
The tournament had 119 sponsors and 154 shooters participate.
In addition to other prizes, three shotguns were awarded to the Lewis Class winners, one shotgun for the Loggers Class and one shotgun for the Youth (under 16) Class.
Dave Watford, Scott Bodiford and Stephen Eaddy barbequed 260 pounds of chicken donated by Piggly Wiggly in Georgetown and Bi-Lo in Kingstree. Pepsi of Georgetown donated soft drinks and Bi-Lo also donated baked beans, green beans, bread and five cases of water.
This marks the 25th anniversary of the Log A Load for Kids Program. “Log A Load” is a fundraising opportunity for loggers and other forestry industry personnel in conjunction with forestry organizations and associations to raise money for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Started in South Carolina in 1988, by the South Carolina Forestry Association, ‘Log A Load for Kids’ has grown to include 27 states. One hundred percent of the money raised remains with the local participating Children’s Miracle Network hospital, or the hospital of the donor’s choosing.
For more information go to www.logaloadforkids.org.