Benefitting the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah

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Savannah’s Lowcountry Annie Oakleys Third Annual Charity Clays Tournament benefitting the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah will be held on Friday, September 29 at the Forest City Gun Club. A Drive Bird Flurry Contest will open the day at 11:30 a.m., and registration for the 100-shot tournament will begin at 1:00 p.m, followed by a shotgun start at 2:00 p.m. Non-shooters are also welcome to attend the After Party which will include an awards ceremony, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music. The presenting sponsor for the event in Springer Mountain Farms, while platinum sponsors include Critz, The Kicklighter Company, Myrick Marine and Susan and Charley Tarver.

Last year’s shoot raised $150,000 to support more than 4,700 children who are hospitalized each year at the only children’s hospital in our region. All proceeds from the 2017 tournament will benefit the Kids Only Campaign for the Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. For ticket and sponsorship information, please visit

About the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah:

In 1992, Memorial University Medical Center opened the first and only designated children’s hospital in Savannah. On April 8, 2016, the groundbreaking ceremony was held to begin construction on the new stand-alone children’s hospital. The Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah houses the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and the only pediatric oncology program between Charleston and Jacksonville. The new building will feature a 24-hour Pediatric Emergency Department, Operating Rooms exclusively for children, and children’s patient rooms designed to accommodate family and friends.

In 2016, the Willett Children’s Hospital included 100 physicians, including 43 sub specialists. The Children’s Hospital serves infants, children and adolescents from 35 counties throughout Georgia and South Carolina. In 2016, over 73,000 children received care in pediatric outpatient clinic and emergency room, while 4,700 young patients were admitted as inpatients, and specialized transport brought 324 premature babies to the facility from regional hospitals.

About The Lowcountry Annie Oakleys:

With over 100 members, aged 28 to 80, the Lowcountry Annie Oakleys started over six years ago with the joint mission of enhancing and promoting the sport of clay shooting for women and supporting local charities through tournaments held in the Lowcountry. Individual members and teams have competed in nine tournaments over the past year, and the group has also donated funds to support local youth shooting programs. The Lowcountry Annie Oakleys’ own tournament has established itself as one of the area’s most successful single day fundraisers within its first two years of existence, inspiring other organizations to take their efforts to the next level.

If you would like more information about the Lowcountry Annie Oakleys, please contact Nancy Thomas at 678-488-5829 or For more information on the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah, please contact Janet Kolbush at 912-350-6369.