Boys & Girls Clubs receive $85,536 donation from Atlanta Automobile Dealers
by Special to the MDJ
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Shayne Wilson, president of the Metro Atlanta Automobile Dealers Association, and Scott Chatham, president of Chatham Landscape Services, present Lt. Carlos Cantu of The Salvation Army with a check for $85,536 for The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta. From left are, Cody Nicholson, James Saxton and Christina Dunlap. Since its start in 2001, the tournament has raised more than $1 million for The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta. (Special to the MDJ)
Shayne Wilson, president of the Metro Atlanta Automobile Dealers Association, and Scott Chatham, president of Chatham Landscape Services, present Lt. Carlos Cantu of The Salvation Army with a check for $85,536 for The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta. From left are, Cody Nicholson, James Saxton and Christina Dunlap. Since its start in 2001, the tournament has raised more than $1 million for The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta. (Special to the MDJ)
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The Metropolitan Atlanta Automobile Dealers Association has made for a Merry Christmas for the 1,500 young people age 6 to 18 who belong to The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta. The automobile trade association contributed $85,536 to the clubs, proceeds of the MAADA Annual Charity Golf Tournament.

Leisa Smith, the Clubs’ executive director, said the 2013 contribution will fund the operation of one of its three clubs for four weeks or provide more than 100 children with four months of after-school services.

Marietta resident Shayne Wilson, president of Cobb-based MAADA, said the contribution represents the generosity of several Atlanta organizations. In addition to MAADA, the primary sponsor, the tournament was supported by Atlanta Capital, BB&T Scott &Stringfellow, CentiMark, Certified Finishers, Chick-filA, Genuine Parts, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Grant Thornton, KPMG, McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Post Properties, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Bancorp, and Xerox.

This year’s tournament marked the 13th such event conducted for the benefit of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta. Since its start, the tournament has raised more than $1 million, according to Scott Chatham, president of Cobb-based Chatham Landscape Services and creator/organizer of the tournament.

“This is an organization that is dedicated to promoting the educational, psychological, physical, artistic, and spiritual development of children,” Mr. Chatham said. “These clubs bring structure and balance to the lives of young people and present them with a safe and rewarding after-school experience.”

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