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Klays for Kids Event Raises Over $100,000

On Saturday, April 29th, the Backwoods Quail Club hosted the 19th Annual Klays for Kids Tournament to help raise funds for the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Charleston, SC.  All funds raised benefit the campaign to build the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.  233 shooters gathered in Hemingway for a fun day with family and friends while supporting this wonderful cause.  Among those shooters was Jacob Powell, father to MUSC patient David Powell.

David is 8 years old and was born a healthy baby boy.  At four days old, his parents knew something was wrong when his skin changed from yellow to orange overnight.  They rushed him to MUSC, where physicians immediately began a blood exchange, but David’s sever jaundice caused brain damage.  He didn’t sit up until he was a year old, and he didn’t walk until he was two.  With help from a cochlear implant and years of physical therapy, David now plays baseball in a regular league and goes hunting with his dad.

After the shooters completed the course, everyone gathered for lunch, raffles and the announcing of the winners.  At the end of the day, Amy McFadden, co-coordinator of the Klays for Kids event, announced the amount raised which
totaled $105,000!

This was a record breaking year for the event.  In 2018 the Backwoods Quail Club will host the 20th Annual Klays for Kids event and we are looking forward to another successful tournament put on by Log A Load and the Forestry Association of South Carolina.


This event would not be possible without the wonderful sponsors and their continued support:


Cox Industries



Blue Water Helicopter Services

IWG Export Yard

Jenkins Family

Swamp Fox Agency

T&D Logging

W&W Truck & Tractor, Inc.



Ard Timber

B&M Roofing & Sheet Metal

BAC Chipping

Bay Area Forest Products, Inc.

Ben Cox Company

Big Brother Export Yard

BrownTown Forest Products


Carter Logging

Charles Ingram Lumber Co.

Delta Timber Co LLC

Glover Real Estate

Gregg Blakely Logging, Inc.

H&S Oil Company

International Paper – Box Plant

IP – Global Sourcing

Johnson Land and Timber, LLC

Kingstree Forest Products

Leo Lambert Logging

Moore & Moore Wood, Inc.

Patterson & Son Construction

Resource Management Service

Ronnie and Ron Logging

SilvaTech, Inc.

Southern Timber

Southern Wood Products


White Oak Forest Management, Inc.

White’s Trailers

White Wood

Winyah Land & Timber


Thank you to all of our Silver Sponsors and Bronze Sponsors and a special thanks to our *10 year sponsors as well.