Sportsmen’s Saturday Scheduled for November 4

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. 

“I’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.” 

“This 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.  

“More 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.” 

New 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. 

The 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 Motor Speedway.

The $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.

“Sportsmen’s 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