Tickets are now on sale for Sportsmen’s Saturday, a premier community
fundraising event for outdoor enthusiasts hosted by the Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center Foundation and Honorary Chairman Richard Childress. The event will be held on
November 4 at the Lexington Historic Southern Railway Freight Depot, with the
doors opening at 11 a.m.
pleased to announce that all proceeds from this event will benefit the purchase
of state-of-the-art 3-D mammography equipment at our hospital,” said Bill
James, president of Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center.
“This event is always so much fun, and it’s a great way to help support our friends
and neighbors right here in our own community.”
is an exciting, fast-paced event that’s fun for the community but also serves a
greater purpose locally,” said Ellen Welborn, executive director of the
Lexington Medical Center Foundation. “Every penny will help support the cost of
providing 3-D mammography services – a valuable resource for our community.”
While this marks the event’s eighth year, there are
several new items in store. There will be 200 additional tickets available for
purchase this year, bringing the total to 2,200. There will also be more prizes
than in previous years.
than 1,000 people attended last year for a sold-out event, so we’ve increased
the number of tickets,” said Sara DeLapp, chair of Sportsmen’s Saturday. “We’ve
also added prizes so that the chances of winning remain the same.”
prizes include a Hustler Raptor 60 inch zero-turn lawn mower, a Weber Genesis
II E-40-4 burner copper gas grill and a Yeti Tundra 45 cooler.
event will feature more than 30 prizes totaling $110,000, with the grand prize
being a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 truck. There will also be cash prizes and
a live auction, where bidders can win Carolina Panthers tickets, an Old North
State Club weekend getaway and tickets to the 2018 Cup Race at the Charlotte
$100 ticket cost, which includes a traditional Lexington-style barbecue lunch,
beverages and entertainment, can be purchased at 19 different locations. Last
year, tickets sold out early, so people are encouraged to take advantage of
early bird sales before September 11. Early bird ticket purchasers will be
entered into several cash drawings for $1000, $2,000 and $5,000 and will also
be included in the main prize drawings.
Saturday is a two-fold opportunity,” said DeLapp. “It’s truly a great way to
spend the day with family and friends and enjoy downtown Lexington while also
giving to our hospital and community.”
More information about Sportsmen’s Saturday can be
found by calling, 336-238-4559, 336-238-0415 or 336-238-4983 or visiting http://bit.ly/SportsmensSaturday.