FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2010

Contact: Paul McGinley
(202) 244-7900 ext. 15

SHOOTERS TOOK AIM AT KIDNEY DISEASE

Outdoor Sportsmen found a unique way to fight kidney disease at the 7th Annual Sporting Clays Classic benefiting the National Kidney Foundation

Queenstown, MD – The National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area (NKF/NCA) held its 7th Annual Sporting Clays Classic on April 17 at Pintail Point Resort in Queenstown along the beautiful Wye River in Maryland's Eastern Shore. The event consisted of a 100-target shoot and a 50-target shoot, with prizes for top teams. Experts and beginners participated in a day of networking and friendly competition.

The Sporting Clays Classic, a signature event of the NKF/NCA, is an opportunity for patients, family, and friends to come together to increase public awareness about kidney disease and organ donation. This year it attracted more than 100 outdoor sportsmen and has grown to be one of the premiere sporting clays events in the region.

In the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, over 700,000 people are affected by kidney disease, approximately 6,000 are on dialysis, and over 1,600 are awaiting a life-saving kidney transplant. All proceeds from the Sporting Clays Classic support medical research, patient and community services, professional education, and organ donation awareness.

"Each competitor enjoyed themselves in the tournament. But, they also knew that thousands of their neighbors are fighting kidney disease and waiting for a transplant that sometimes takes years. We will continue to make this event grow each year so that we can reach others and help the cause," said Jeff Megrue, the event Chairmen.

The National Kidney Foundation, Inc. (NKF) is the major voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing kidney disease, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

The mission of the National Kidney Foundation is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.