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A gay-heavy crowd of more than 300 people tossed eggs, tea bagged and hula hooped their way through Atlanta Field Day, helping to raise thousands for charity.
The second rendition of the annual event unfolded Oct. 1 on the athletic field of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Teams of at least eight people took part in 14 races that harkened back to the days of elementary school fun, but with an adult twist that only drag queens, gay jocks and a marching band could provide.
Team ChandaLand Warriors raised the most money of any team, helping push the event’s total to more than $74,000. The money raised goes to CHRIS Kids, whose programs include LGBT-inclusive housing and care for Georgia teens.
The event’s exploding popularity – in 2010, just over 100 people took part and raised about $13,000 – led Event Director (and creator) Davis Kirby to thank everyone who had a role in all of the moving parts that made the day a success.
“I cannot thank my sponsors, my volunteers, or anyone who played or generously donated enough,” says Davis, who emceed the event and had more costume changes than a Cher concert.
“There are a lot of moving parts that make the day work, far too many to give them the kudos they deserve,” he adds.
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