Vulcan helps raise money for cystic fibrosis research

By |  May 20, 2019
Photo: Vulcan Materials

This year’s Make a Break Thru for Cystic Fibrosis event raised $209,000 – the most in the 17-year history of the event. Photo courtesy of Rose Moffett

Vulcan Materials helped raise $209,000 toward cystic fibrosis research as a sponsor of the 17th annual Make a Break Thru for Cystic Fibrosis clay shoot tournament at Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club in Blount County, Tennessee.

The $209,000 raised this year is the most in the history of the event, which has raised more than $2 million over the past 17 years.

Funds raised from the event benefit Cure Finders, a non-profit organization funding cystic fibrosis research in Sevierville, Tennessee. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic lung and digestive disease affecting 35,000 children and adults in the United States. The disease produces thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and digestive organs, causing persistent lung infections and limiting the ability to breathe and digest food.

The Make a Break Thru for Cystic Fibrosis clay shoot tournament draws over 500 attendees of all ages, experience levels and states, including participants from states such as Arizona and Minnesota. According to Vulcan, the tournament has become the largest two-day tournament in the Southeast due to exponential growth over the years.

“Giving back to the community is a core value of Vulcan,” says Brian Pace, vice president and general manager of Vulcan Materials of east Tennessee. “It’s been inspiring to everyone to see the growth of this tournament over the years, the children who have been helped, and the money that has been raised for research to find a cure.”

Zach Mentz

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Zach Mentz is the managing editor for both Pit & Quarry and Portable Plants magazines. Zach is a graduate of the Tim Russert Department of Communications at John Carroll University. His previous experience also includes time spent in the Cleveland Indians communications department.

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