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25 March 2010


ST. LOUIS, MO.: The Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center are inviting local area shooting and sporting clays enthusiasts – as well as the organization’s supporters – to join them at their Second Annual Strathalbyn Farms Club event on Saturday, May 15, 2010.

Located on 120 pristine acres in the Weldon Springs area of St. Charles County, Missouri, Strathalbyn Farms Club offers a unique club environment and a perfect country meeting place for the Friends organization. Guests will spend the day in the country enjoying sporting clays, arena horseback riding, hiking and fishing.

Registration begins at 1:30 pm, with the arena horseback riding and the shotgun sports taking place between 2:00 and 5:30 pm. A country-style buffet dinner will be served at 6:00 pm. The fun and festive hayride around the Strathalbyn Farms Club grounds begins at 7:30 pm, and the day’s events will close out with a large bonfire where guests can enjoy cigars and s’mores.

Representatives from Marco Polo Outfitters L.C. and Browning® will be on hand to demo shotguns and provide on-site training for shooters. Other sponsors of the Friends’ Strathalbyn Farms Club event include Presenting Sponsor, Special Design Healthcare, along with Gilead Pharmaceuticals, MSG Jewelers, Winchester®, Jon’s Pipe Shop and Outdoors, Inc. The Friends organization is also looking for additional event sponsors at various investment levels.

The Strathalbyn Farms Club event is one of the fundraising events sponsored by the Friends of the SLU Liver Center, which supports the research efforts of the world-renowned Saint Louis University Liver Center for the treatment and cure of liver diseases, and promotes understanding and awareness of liver disease. All money raised by the organization stays in the St. Louis area to perform life-saving research and treat patients in St. Louis.

The Friends organization has raised and donated more than $1.9 million for the SLULC since its inception. The funds help support the critical infrastructure of the Liver Center from faculty salaries to visiting professorships and patient-oriented seminars and research. By leveraging the donations of the Friends, the Liver Center is able to use the “seed money” as a match for larger grants from outside sources that generate $18 new dollars from outside the region for every $1 raised locally.

Tickets for the upcoming Strathalbyn Farms Club event vary by the activity level selected by each guest. Those guests who want to participate in the shooting sports can choose from two ticket prices – the $150 ticket includes 50 rounds of sporting clays and Winchester shells, and the $180 ticket will double those amounts to 100. Guests choosing not to participate in the shotgun sports can purchase tickets for $110 per person. All tickets include the buffet dinner and Club activities.

Sponsorship and ticket information is available through the Friends office by contacting Kathi Miller at 314-576-3078 or Additional information about the Strathalbyn Farms Club event can be found at the Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center’s website at

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