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From shooting video to writing big checks

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Two local videographers are giving back to the community after getting a million dollars.

Lance Merkley and Doug Browning won an online video commercial contest, and say their first year of winnings will go to non-profits.

Thursday they donated about $18,000 to the Kadlec Neurological Resource Center.

It's a place they've made ads for so they're familiar with the work it does.

"It's exciting for me and for Doug, and for our wives, and for our families. We know that KNRC is going to do so much for people because we've seen it first hand. As we've talked to them. It's really exciting," says Lance Merkley.

Leaders at KNRC say they will use the money to educate and support those affected by neurological disorders.