Sportsmen's Saturday

Lexington Medical Center Sportsmen's Saturday

2013 Campaign Kickoff Underway

Sportsmen's Saturday, sponsored by the Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center Foundation, has quickly become a "must attend" event in Lexington. The fourth annual event features over $90,000 in prizes and will be held November 2, 2013 at the historic Railroad Depot in Uptown Lexington.

Only 1,800 tickets are available with sales now underway at area businesses and the Foundation Office at Lexington Medical Center. "Early bird" tickets or those tickets purchased by September 16 are eligible for special cash drawings in addition to the main drawings. Tickets for past Sportsmen's Saturday events have sold out by the "early bird" deadline.

Purchase Tickets Early for a Chance at Cash Prizes

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 2013 Harley Davidson Super Glide, a 2013 GMC Sierra 4 x 4, a Kubota RTV 400, a 2013 Avalon pontoon, a canoe package 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, honorary event co-chairperson along with Bob Timberlake. Childress is offering two tickets to the 2014 Cup Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with pit and suite passes.

Tickets may be purchased for $100 at various locations in Lexington, Thomasville, Midway, Welcome, Salisbury, Denton, and Mocksville.  For more information, call the Foundation office at 336-238-4559.

Proceeds to Benefit New Medical Facility in Lexington

This year, the Foundation has designated proceeds from the event to the construction of a new medical facility on the campus of Lexington Medical Center. "Our hospital's goal is to recruit over 20 additional physicians during the next two years, and it presently lacks adequate facilities in which to establish new medical practices," said Teenie Tilley, chair of the Foundation Board of Directors. "The new medical facility will allow the hospital to consolidate primary care and specialties in one convenient location with vacated space repurposed to meet other pressing needs."

Tilley added that the new building will enhance the hospital's ability to recruit and retain physician talent. "Physician recruitment is highly competitive," she said. "If we are to be successful, we must offer modern, state-of-the-art facilities in which to practice."

Wake Forest Baptist Health Offers Matching Dollars

Wake Forest Baptist Health will match every dollar raised through ticket sales. "The support and generosity of Wake Forest Baptist Health in matching sales dollar for dollar literally doubles the impact of each ticket sold," she said. "We have an opportunity to make a significant impact in generating funds for the new medical facility."

The three previous Sportsmen's Saturdays have raised funds for the expansion of rehabilitation services and the emergency department, totaling over $500,000. 

"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 2 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 p.m.

For more information, download our 2013 campaign flyer.


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