Vulcan contributes to cystic fibrosis awareness

By |  May 19, 2017

The sporting clays tournament has generated nearly $2 million over the course of 15 years. Photo courtesy of Vulcan Materials Co.

Nearly 550 people participated in the 15th annual Vulcan Materials-sponsored Make a Break Thru for Cystic Fibrosis sporting clays tournament in Maryville, Tennessee.

According to Vulcan, the 2017 event raised nearly $180,000 to support the fight against cystic fibrosis.

Vulcan sponsored the two-day event with Food City. The annual event has raised more than $1.8 million since it began. More than 70 of Vulcan’s suppliers and vendors supported this year’s event, as well.

The tournament benefits Cure Finders, a nonprofit organization founded by Jim Deanda and Barbara Gray, a married couple who are parents of two children with cystic fibrosis.

“This is an awesome opportunity to participate in a great cause,” says Jeff May, Vulcan’s vice president and general manager for east Tennessee. “Sometimes the cause gets lost, but this event is a reminder of the lives that can be touched and how we can all make a difference.”

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