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Slugfest delivers for causes
Tourney tallies more than $33K
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Debbie Booth, left, accepts a donation on behalf of the Forsyth County Humane Society from Slugfest representative Clayton Munnell on Saturday at PetCo. - photo by Autumn Vetter
Clayton Munnell presented a check for more than $3,300 to the Humane Society of Forsyth County on Saturday.The donation was one of many to local organizations from the Forsyth County Slugfest, an annual youth baseball tournament that raises money for community efforts.The three-day event, which was held March 9-11 at several county parks, raised more than $33,000 and featured 252 teams, treasurer Brian Gould said.Slugfest has raised more than $143,000 in its six years, he said.This year, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Northside Hospital-Forsyth each received about $6,700, while six other local groups got about $3,300 each.Munnell, who serves on the Slugfest board, said each of the six committee members selected a charity for the smaller donations. He selected the local humane society, a nonprofit he’s supported through personal gifts and fostering dogs.Debbie Booth, vice president of the society’s board, said the donation was “fantastic.”“This will go a long way in caring for the animals,” Booth said.The funding likely will go toward veterinary bills and improvements at the shelter, she said.The other community charities benefitting from Slugfest this year include: Cumming-Forsyth County Miracle League; Forsyth Humane Society; Forsyth County Family Haven; Special Olympics Forsyth; and The Will to Live Foundation.