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350 to compete in sporting-clay competition

Posted on Friday, September 07, 2012


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19th annual Vulcan Materials Funshoot benefits cancer research, patient care

Contact: Catherine Duncan, (210) 567-2570

WHAT:
More than 350 shooters will compete at the Vulcan Materials Funshoot, an annual sporting-clay competition benefiting the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the UT Health Science Center. Proceeds support the CTRC’s mission to conquer cancer through research, prevention and treatment.

WHEN:
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. The shooting competition is from 9 to 11 a.m., and competitors will be available for interviews after it concludes.

WHERE:
National Shooting Complex, 5931 Roft Road, San Antonio, 78253 (off of Culebra Road and outside Loop 1604)

WHO:
CTRC Director Ian Thompson, Jr., M.D., will compete in the event organized by Vulcan Materials employees. Jeff Lott, vice president for Vulcan Materials, and Oscar Benavidez, Vulcan Materials district manager – sales, also will be on hand.

NOTES:
Spanish-language interviews are available.
Last year’s event raised more than $159,000 for the CTRC. Since 1994, the annual competition has netted almost $1.8 million. Vulcan employees volunteer their time to organize and work the fundraiser. The company created the competition as a means to raise money for cancer research and patient care to honor employees, family members and friends who have battled cancer.

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The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one of the elite academic cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Cancer Center, and is one of only four in Texas. A leader in developing new drugs to treat cancer, the CTRC Institute for Drug Development (IDD) conducts one of the largest oncology Phase I clinical drug programs in the world, and participates in development of cancer drugs approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. For more information, visit www.ctrc.net.

Vulcan Materials Company, a member of the S&P 500 Index, is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates, a major producer of asphalt mix and concrete and a leading producer of cement in Florida. For more information, visit their website at www.vulcanmaterials.com.

 
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