Event features $90,000 in prizes
(LEXINGTON, NC - August 3, 2012) Sportsmen's Saturday has quickly become a "must attend" event in Lexington. The Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center Foundation is sponsoring the event for the third consecutive year.
This year's event will be held November 3 at the historic railroad depot in uptown Lexington, but "early bird" tickets are on sale now. Those who buy "early bird" tickets are eligible for special cash drawings and for the main drawings. The deadline for "early bird" ticket purchases is September 17 on a first come, first served basis. Only 1800 tickets are available. Tickets for past Sportsmen's Saturday events have sold out by the "early bird" deadline.
Those purchasing "early bird" tickets will have a chance to win cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 or three drawings for $1,000 each. These tickets will be reentered into drawings for spectacular prizes including a Harley Davidson, a 2012 Chevy Silverado 4 x 4, a Kubota RTV 400, a pontoon and much more. The total prize purse is worth more than $90,000.
The event also features a live auction made possible through contributions from Richard Childress and Bob Timberlake, honorary event chairpersons. Richard Childress is offering two tickets to the 2013 Cup Race at Charlotte with pit and suite passes. Bob Timberlake is offering an original watercolor, "Carolina Trout."
Tickets may be purchased for $100 at various locations in Lexington, Thomasville and Midway. For more information, call the Foundation Office at 336-238-4559 or visit www.lexington.wakehealth.edu.
This year, the Foundation has designated the expansion of the emergency department as the beneficiary of Sportsmen's Saturday. Lexington Medical Center is expanding the emergency department by 70 percent to accommodate the increase in patient visits in the past year. Employees of Lexington Medical Center have raised approximately $40,000 to help pay for the expansion. The project will be complete by late fall.
The two previous Sportsmen's Saturdays have raised funds for the expansion and relocation of rehab services in the hospital, totaling about $160,000. Construction also is underway on the rehab project."The work of the Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center Foundation is amazing," said Steve Snelgrove, president. "All funds raised by the Foundation are used to enhance hospital services and to improve the health of our community."
Doors to the November 3 event will open at 11 a.m. with drawings for early bird prizes beginning at noon. The main drawings begin immediately and continue until 3:00 p.m.
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