Clays for Children raises $40,000 for children’s centers of the 8th Judicial District

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On Friday, September 29, the 8th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office hosted the Second Annual Clays for Children Sporting Clays Tournament at Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club in Maryville in an effort to raise money to support the children’s centers of the 8th Judicial District, comprised of Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott, and Union counties. The event grew from 40 teams last year to 55 teams this year and featured 220 shooters. According to the Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club, this event has grown to their third largest benefit shoot. The children’s centers of the 8th Judicial District serve literally hundreds of children each year, and work closely with local law enforcement and the District Attorney Generals’ Office. “Cooperation and collaboration between all agencies is key in effectively prosecuting crimes against children. The children’s centers of the 8 th Judicial District are an essential part of the team, and we are most proud to stand with them and support them,” said 8th Judicial District Attorney Jared Effler. “From medical examinations, forensic interviews, counseling and therapy, their services help to ensure justice is served upon the perpetrator of crimes against children