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Sporting clay enthusiasts compete for good cause

Participants compete in sporting clays tournament for good cause. (Source: WALB) Participants compete in sporting clays tournament for good cause. (Source: WALB)
Close to $15,000 was raised at the Ronald McDonald House Charities event. (Source: WALB) Close to $15,000 was raised at the Ronald McDonald House Charities event. (Source: WALB)
Bonnie Hopkins Bonnie Hopkins
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Sporting clay enthusiasts showed off their skills in Albany on Friday, and it was all for a good cause. 

Participants couldn't have asked for better weather at the Second Annual Sporting Clays Tournament benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities. 

Over the last 14 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia has cared for over 200 families in Dougherty county. 

Bonnie Hopkins, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Georgia, said the funds raised will go to programs that provide families with a place to stay while their family members are undergoing medical treatment. 

"It's just a way that their families can be near them, while they're in the hospital for weeks and months at a time," she said. "They can just worry about their child, and not worry about where they're going to sleep, or what they're going to eat, or where they're going to do their laundry. And it's just kind of a refuge from the storm."

Hopkins said they raised about $15,000 during the event. 

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