Clays for a cause

BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two days, 480 shooters and over 60,000 clay targets. Numbers that make the "Vulcan Materials Make A Break Thru for CF Sporting Clays Tournament" the largest charity clays tournament east of the Mississippi River.

The ninth annual event at the Chilhowee Sportsman's Club in Blount County began Friday. The event draws shooters from around East Tennessee and the southern United States.

Tournament organizer Jim Deanda knows the benefit these types of events have on Cystic Fibrosis research and the race to find a cure.

"I have three children, two of them with CF and they are doing quite well," Deanda said. "The disease is a debilitating terminal lung ailment, but events just like this are the reason that the life expectancy is now well over 40"

For more information and tournament results visit the Curefinders website.

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  • by Jim Location: Sevierville on Apr 25, 2011 at 03:08 PM
    The support of the corporate community, Vulcan Materials and of course WVLT 8 is what has made this event so highly successful. Well, that and the volunteers. What an amazing group of people assembled to serve and help find a cure!


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