More than 10,000 Georgians are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, according to the National Cancer Institute. With the help of area target shooting enthusiasts, Walton Gas is fighting breast cancer – one clay pigeon and one step at a time.
On Aug. 17, we were the presenting sponsor of the Walton EMC Charity Shoot 2018, which raised $16,700 to benefit local breast cancer organizations. To date, the annual event has raised a total of $120,000.
The event raised another $16,700
to benefit local breast cancer organizations.
The funds raised benefit numerous agencies that provide information and services to breast cancer patients. Every clay pigeon shot down during the Charity Shoot helps to fund free breast health education, screening, examinations, mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies as well as assistance to individuals who are financially challenged by a cancer diagnosis.
A Shout-Out to Shooters
This year’s contest attracted 33 teams, bringing together 165 individual competitors. Among them was Buddy Johnson, a member of the Southern Sanitation team that claimed first overall. Buddy has participated in the competition every year and says everything about the event is “first class.”
Vickie Rollins of Statham has participated since we started a ladies division three years ago. Not only is she winning in life as a breast cancer survivor, but she’s also a sharp shooter who has won the ladies’ division every year.
Be sure to see the complete list of winners at the end of this post. Congratulations to every winner and all the competitors for helping us shoot down cancer.
As the presenting sponsor, Walton Gas provides funds
as well as manpower for the Charity Shoot.
Making it happen
As the presenting sponsor, Walton Gas provides funds as well as manpower for the event. Without the behind-the-scenes work of many Walton employees and their families, the Charity Shoot would not be possible.
Before the big day, Walton office employees manage registration and put together goody bags and snack bags for participants. Meanwhile, others handle logistics such as setting up the shooting stations, putting out tents and signs and filling coolers.
An army of employees are on hand the day of the event to register arriving teams, sell raffle tickets, work at the shooting stations and keep score — whatever is needed to ensure participants have a good time. And when the competition ends, shooters head back to the gun club pavilion for a BBQ chicken lunch prepared by Walton employees who started cooking before most got out of bed that morning.
Next up: Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer
Though we’ve closed the books on another successful Charity Shoot, the active community caring by Walton Gas employees doesn’t stop there. It’s just one of the many hands-on community activities we are actively engaged in as a company throughout the year.
Walton Gas is a sponsor of the Georgia 2-Day Walk
for Breast Cancer, Sept. 29-30.
Next for us is the 16th Annual Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, Sept. 29-30. Walton Gas is proud to be a sponsor of this event that funds grants that provide breast cancer education, screening, early detection, support services and continuing care for Georgians.
Earlier this year, Walton Gas helped those affected by breast cancer as the official rebranding sponsor for the Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer (formerly named the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer). We designed a new logo and helped to introduce the event’s new name in January.
Walton employees are also stepping up for the cause. Several have been training to participate in the 30-mile walk that runs around and through metro Atlanta. Funds raised at the Charity Shoot will be donated by the team. If you’re in the area, keep a lookout for the hundreds participating in the event. If you see the Walton team, give them a wave and a shout.
We’re caring for the community — one shot, one step at a time. It’s simply the Walton Gas way of doing business.
Walton EMC Charity Shoot
Cherokee Rose Gun Club
Aug. 17, 2018
1st place: Alex Doster, Monroe
2nd place: Jeff Brewer, McDonough
1st place: Doug Ruark, Monroe
2nd place: Jere Rowe, Monroe
1st place: James Brooks, Sandersville
2nd place: Chip Morrow, Braselton
High Individual Overall
Men: Barry Zuckerman, Roswell
Women: Vickie Rollins, Statham
Team – Men
1st place: Southern Sanitation
2nd place: Cobb EMC
3rd place: Jackson EMC
Team – Women
1st place: Coweta-Fayette EMC