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Huntsville 'celebrities' throw darts for charity donations

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Huntsville-area "celebrities" threw darts for donations Tuesday night to support North Alabama charity organizations. Huntsville-area "celebrities" threw darts for donations Tuesday night to support North Alabama charity organizations.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Huntsville-area "celebrities" threw darts for donations Tuesday night to support North Alabama charity organizations.

The event, hosted by Drake's – a new bar and restaurant in South Huntsville – welcomed many notable guests to the dart-throwing competition, including Olympic medalist and Huntsville native Margaret Hoelzer, playing for the National Children's Advocacy Center; Buck Rogers, the general manager of the Huntsville Stars, playing for the Salvation Army; and WAFF 48's very own Liz Hurley, throwing in support of the breast cancer fund named after her and setup at Huntsville Hospital.  

The "celebrities" were playing for $100,000 toward the charity of their choice, but there was a twist: they had to hit the bull's-eye to win the jackpot.

Although no one came close to winning the big bucks, DeeDee Morgan, one of the "star" radio personalities at Star 99.1, won the competition, donating $5,000 to the Crisis Services of North Alabama.

"Never did I think throwing darts first and getting a 56 would be the winning score. Never did I think it. But I guess those barroom, dart-throwing contests I was in and playing in the man caves, it all paid off," she said jokingly.

Also in attendance at the charity event: Greg Screws, a news anchor at WHNT, playing for the Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center; Mark McCarter, a sports columnist for The Huntsville Times, playing for the Habitat for Humanity; Audra Martin, a sports reporter for WAAY, playing for Girl Scouts of North/Central Alabama's PowerUp; Dink Taylor, co-owner of Fleet Feet Huntsville, playing for Southeastern Diabetes Education Services; Kristin Morgan, a Jeopardy champion and Huntsville native, playing for the Huntsville Library Foundation; and Christ George, a co-founder of the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund at Huntsville Hospital and playing for the foundation.   

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