Josh Turner concert pulls $45,000 for kids’ camps

AUGUSTA, Ga. – An acoustical performance by country music’s Josh Turner on March 18 brought in nearly $45,000 to help equip the Family Y’s Camp Lakeside to serve Children’s Hospital of Georgia patients. The Family YMCA of Greater Augusta and CHOG are collaborating to ensure that children of all abilities have access to life-changing outdoor recreation and therapeutic programs. The renovated camp on Lake Thurmond in Lincoln County will be transformed from its current rustic condition to better serve children with disabilities and serious or chronic health conditions in a medically safe environment. For more information about Camp Lakeside, visit the


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Denise Parrish is Director of Communications for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic at 706-721-9760 or

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