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
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
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
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
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
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.