Proceeds from clay shoot targeted for breast care center in Easton

The 2019 Sporting Clays Classic, which was held at The Point at Pintail in Queenstown, raised more than $84,000 for the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health in Easton.

QUEENSTOWN — The annual Sporting Clays Classic, which benefits the University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation, is set for Saturday, Oct. 24 at The Point at Pintail in Queenstown.

Proceeds will help pay for a Faxitron machine for the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health in Easton. The Faxitron is used by surgeons to evaluate an area that has been identified for removal by mammography.

Dr. Roberta J. Lilly, medical director of the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, said the Faxitron "allows us to capture digital images of specimens that can be sent to radiology immediately, thus reducing the time a patient is anesthetized.”

“We are deeply grateful for the community’s commitment to help ensure we have state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatment,” Lilly said in a prepared statement.

This is the sixth edition of the Sporting Clays Classic, which is a 75-target event with prizes. There also will be raffles and a silent auction.

Registration is at 8 a.m.; the shoot will begin at 9:15 a.m.

The cost is $125 per person, or $500 for a team of four.

You can sign up online at ummhfoundation.org/upcoming-events.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Shelley Bell, donor relations coordinator, at 410-822-1000, ext. 5481 or by email at shbell@umm.edu.

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation and The Point at Pintail will be following State of Maryland COVID-19 mandates and guidelines, according to a news release. Face coverings and social distancing are required when outside, on the course and when inside the clubhouse.

Last year, the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center team provided breast care to more than 3,100 patients, diagnosing more than 145 new cases of breast cancer, according to the news release. 

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