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Football Game Benefits McDonald House

Reported by: Send eMail Kera Mashek
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Nov. 24, 2013 5:53 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 24, 2013 7:33 PM EST

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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

A local Thanksgiving football game tradition is now helping a good cause.

Attorneys from Dinsmore and Shohl in Charleston played a little flag football at Coonskin Park Sunday.

They've tossed around the pigskin every year right before thanksgiving just for fun and office bragging rights.

But this year, they made it a charity match for the Ronald McDonald House.

Their goal was to raise enough money to cover 150 nights for families needing to stay at the house and they surpassed that goal.

“We're just so thankful they decided to do this for the Ronald McDonald House,” DeWayne Dickens, director of the Ronald McDonald House, said. “We have 300 plus families that stay with us each and every year, and these proceeds are going to support those families who have a sick child in area hospitals."

The law firm donated a check to Ronald McDonald house before the game. BB&T Wealth Management sponsored the game, making an additional $1,000 donation.



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