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Guns and late-night partying add up to $750,000 in this very unique Child Advocates fundraiser

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102 Erik and Andrea Dulany from left, Taff and April Weinstein  at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
Erik and Andrea Dulany, left, with Taff and April Weinstein. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
1557 Cherie and Alan Hassenflu, from left, with Kelly Goff at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
Cherie and Alan Hassenflu, left, with Kelly Goff. Photo courtesy of Child Advocates
72 Jeff Thomas and Dolly Dawson Thomas  at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
Jeff Thomas and Dolly Dawson Thomas. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
184 Tracy and Michael Eklund at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
Tracy and Michael Eklund. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
10 Sheryl and Joel Androphy at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
Honorees Sheryl and Joel Androphy. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
155 Dave and Carrie Tollar, from left, and Mary and Bill Livesay at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
Dave and Carrie Tollar, from left, and Mary and Bill Livesay. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
34 Amanda and Jon Weeks at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
Amanda and Jon Weeks. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
108 Sporting Clays Tournament winners, Team Oasis Energy at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
Members of Team Oasis Energy, Sporting Clays Tournament winners. Photo by Jeremy Binkley
45 Team Vacations to Go at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
Members of Team Vacations to Go at the Sporting Clays Tournament. Photo by Jeremy Binkley
102 Erik and Andrea Dulany from left, Taff and April Weinstein  at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
1557 Cherie and Alan Hassenflu, from left, with Kelly Goff at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
72 Jeff Thomas and Dolly Dawson Thomas  at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
184 Tracy and Michael Eklund at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
10 Sheryl and Joel Androphy at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
155 Dave and Carrie Tollar, from left, and Mary and Bill Livesay at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
34 Amanda and Jon Weeks at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
108 Sporting Clays Tournament winners, Team Oasis Energy at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014
45 Team Vacations to Go at Child Advocates Pull for Kids May 2014

This mega fundraising effort began in the morning when 300 tournament shooters turned out at American Shooting Centers and continued into the evening with 650 Great Gatsby-style partygoers whooping it up at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. The full day of partying brought in more than $755,000 for Child Advocates.

The big shots joined the 22nd annual sporting clays "Pull for Kids" competition where Oasis Energy took top honors. 

Leading the throng of costumed partygoers were "An Evening With Gatsby" chairs Cherie and Alan Hassenflu. They were accompanied in making the evening a success by committee chairs Jeff Birmingham, Bryan Boyer, Gill Cheesman, Stacey and Ron Chovanec, Eddy De Los Santos, Christine Gabriel, Bernadette Payne and Dolly Dawson Thomas.

The dinner dance honored Sheryl and Joel Androphy, long-time Child Advocates supporters. Sheryl has served as a court-appointed advocate for nine children. She serves on the board and is a lifetime member of Friends of Child Advocates. Since 2007, she has served as auction chair for the "Pull for Kids" fundraiser.

Puttin' on the ritz were Andrea and Eric Dulaney, April and Taff Weinstein, Tracy and Michael Eklund, Carrie and Dave Toller, Mary and Bill Livesay, Amanda and Jon Weeks and Kelly Goff.

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