Members raised over $6,000 for D.A.D.’s Day fundraiser

Members raised over $6,000 for D.A.D.’s Day fundraiser

Members of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council raised more than $6,000 for diabetes research in early August.

C/COBCTC D.A.D.'s Day Clay Shoot.

A participant takes aim during the C/COBCTC D.A.D.’s Day Clay Shoot.

The fundraiser, held on Aug. 4, was a clay shoot held at Blackwing Shooting Center in Delaware, Ohio to raise money for Dollars Against Diabetes (D.A.D.).

According to Dorsey Hager, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, there were a number of D.A.D.’s Day golf outings and the C/COBCTC wanted to do something different, which is why they held what is becoming an annual clay shoot.

This year, there were 35 shooters at the event.

Hager said he was happy with the turnout, adding the event does better every year.

Rob Dorans, from ACT Ohio, locks in on a clay target during the C/COBCTC D.A.D.'s Day Shoot.

Rob Dorans, from ACT Ohio, locks in on a clay target during the C/COBCTC D.A.D.’s Day Shoot.

The Bricklayers team won the shoot, displaying impressive skills.

For attendees though, the day was not about winning a contest, but gathering together for fun while raising money for D.A.D.’s Day.

“With everyone’s help and sponsorship, we raised over $6,000 for diabetes research,” said Hager.

D.A.D.’s Day is an annual fundraising campaign organized by the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO. With the help of State and Local Building Trade Councils around the country, the D.A.D.’s Day campaign has raised more than $40 million over 30 years to the Diabetes Research Institute, located at the University of Miami.

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