FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2009

Contact: Michele Anthony or Nicole Hawkins
(202) 244-7900

The NKF Serving the National Capital Area to hold 6th Annual Sporting Clays Classic on April 25, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC – The NKF Serving the National Capital Area (NKF/NCA) will hold its 6th Annual Sporting Clays Classic on Saturday, April 25 at Pintail Point Resort in Queenstown, Maryland. The event consists of a 50-target shoot beginning at 9:30am and a 100-target shoot beginning at 2:00pm. Beginners, as well as experienced shooters, are welcome.

The Sporting Clays Classic, a signature event of the NKF/NCA, is an opportunity for supporters of the organization, patients, family, and friends to come together to support the 26 million Americans with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The event is held on the beautiful Wye River at Pintail Point Resort on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

“The Sporting Clays Classic is a way for people to come out and have fun for a great cause. The kidney disease epidemic in our region is staggering, and we at the National Kidney Foundation are working diligently to increase awareness about the disease and to be here as a support system to those who need us,” said Preston A. Englert Jr., CAE, Division President of the NKF Serving the National Capital Area.

In the Washington region, over 700,000 people have kidney disease, approximately 6,000 are on dialysis, and close to 1,600 are awaiting a life-saving kidney transplant. NKF/NCA special events like The Sporting Clays Classic are a way to increase public awareness and raise funds for CKD.

Foursomes and individual tickets are available for The Sporting Clays Classic. Foursomes range from $500 - $1,000 and individual tickets range from $125 - $250. Participants can find additional information as well as register online at www.kidneywdc.org or by calling (202) 244-7900.

 

The mission of the National Kidney Foundation is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.