Legends Dove Hunt raises over 2.6 million USD for Hendrick Children's Hospital

The Legends Dove Hunt started in 2004, each year bringing funds to Hendrick Children's Hospital.

This year's proceeds are being directed towards the expansion of the BirthPlace at Hendrick as well as upgrading Hendrick's NICU.

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"So that money goes to provide equipment, training and upgrades," commented Melinda Blay, the Children's Miracle Network coordinator working out of the Hendrick Children's Hospital.

Each year, for 14 years now, the event has provided a fun outlet for good intentioned big country residents, as well as a few folks from out of state, to not just give back, but also to shoot some guns and relax with friends.

"You know, it's a community event and they like to come out and be with business partners and friends and support a good cause," Blay continued.

This year the event saw more registered hunters than ever before.

To best represent this record breaking, I spoke with the volunteer cooking team, who have been working hard for the event for all 14 years.

"We cooked 200 pounds of brisket and we fixed about 40 pounds of sausage and also almost 30 pounds of beans," commented Butch Nelson, a volunteer cook.

So how many folks does that feed? Apparently just over 350.

"That's a lot of people," Blay went on.

According to event volunteers, it sure is heartening to see that many come out to do some good.

"Its actually pretty encouraging, things have really grown, and it's been very successful," commented John Estes, another volunteer cook.

Over the years, including this year, this event has brought in a total of about $2.6 million dollars that all go to support children's healthcare in our area.

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