The Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council held its sixth annual Dollars Against Diabetes (D.A.D.’s) Day Clay Shoot on Sept. 30.
Eleven teams participated in the fundraising event that took place at Black Wing Shooting Center in Ostrander. The team from Ironworkers Local 172 was crowned the winner after the two-hour shoot.
Dorsey Hager, C/COBCTC Executive Secretary-Treasurer, was pleased by the success of the event.
“The Ironworkers Local was the big winner this year, but it was also our biggest year yet in terms of money raised,” Hager said.
This year, $1,750 was raised for diabetes research, and Hager was thankful to everyone who contributed to help find a cure for the disease.
“Every year we want to make the event better than the last, and because of this we are always looking for sponsors,” Hager added.
After the shoot concluded at noon, each team celebrated the event’s success over lunch with prizes.
D.A.D.’s Day was created in 1987 by the North America’s Building Trades Union (NABTU) with the help of local building trades councils, like the C/COBCTC.
Since its inception, the National D.A.D.’s Day campaign has donated more than $57 million to the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), located in Florida at the University of Miami.
DRI is one of the most aggressive diabetes research institutes in the nation. Researchers at DRI are currently working to develop a biological cure by restoring natural insulin production and normalizing blood sugar levels without imposing other risks.
Since 1988, the C/COBCTC has raised over $127,000 for D.A.D.’s Day.