Border Bash awards grants to 14 Augusta-area charities

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Fourteen local charities received grants totaling $60,000 from the Border Bash Foundation, said Joel Simmons, the president of the board.

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The grant presentations were made during a ceremony Wednesday at Beasley Broadcasting. The charities that received grants are:

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Au­gusta

• Center for New Begin­nings

• Child Enrichment

• Children’s Miracle Net­work

• Children’s Place Inc.

• Easter Seals East Geor­gia Inc.

• Georgia-Carolina Coun­cil of Boy Scouts

• Junior Achievement of Georgia Inc.-Augusta district

• Julie’s House

• Storyland Theatre Inc.

• The 12 Bands of Christ­mas

• The Community Foun­d­ation of the CSRA

• United Way of the CSRA

• Walton Foundation for Independence

Border Bash, Augusta’s an­nual pep rally before the University of Georgia-Uni­versity of South Carolina foot­ball game, has raised more than $600,000 for local charities since starting 18 years ago, Simmons said.

– LaTina Emerson,
staff writer

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lazyreader 12/21/11 - 02:08 pm
The event should also get a

The event should also get a cut of the proceeds generated through DUIs after the event. That would be even more money that could be given to charities.

Riverman1 12/22/11 - 04:50 am
Nice to see local charities

Nice to see local charities putting the money into the hands of those it's intended for. Check Form 990's of all local charities and see where the money goes.

JRC2024 12/24/11 - 01:04 pm
Bravo to Border Bash

Bravo to Border Bash

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