The Vulcan Materials Company “Curefinders: Make a Break Thru for CF Tournament” has finished out its seventh year with a huge participation and successful campaign.
The Clay Tournament was held April 24-25 at the Chilhowee Sportsmen’s Club, 7601 Old Railroad Bed Road in Maryville. More than 400 volunteers from seven states gathered at the sportsmen’s club for the premier sporting clays event. Total raised was $137,500 for research to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that clogs lungs, leads to life-threatening lung infections, and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body absorb food. An estimated 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. have it. In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond. Much better, but unacceptably short according to the friends gathered this weekend.
“We are extremely proud of what our employees do each year to make this event a possibility and a success” said Stan Bass, President of Vulcan’s Midsouth Division. Through the leadership of Kirk Eastin, our Sevierville Plant Manager, this event gets bigger and better each year.”
According to Jim Deanda in a press release, treasurer for Cure Finders, the event resulted in “no hitches, no accidents, good food, good fun, new friends, and we are $137,500 closer to a cure.
This year, one of Vulcan’s regular volunteers, Danny Sisk, Plant Manager at Clarksville, advised Curefinders that his son had been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.
All Scores for all teams and shooters can be found at http://www.curefinders.org/Clays.htm#2009_Results.