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6th Annual Claws for a Cause

July 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Preparations are currently in full swing for the sixth annual “Claws for a Cause,” a crab feast to benefit equipment needs at University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown.

The “Claws for a Cause” event will be held on Thursday, July 12 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Fisherman’s Crab Deck in Grasonville. Tickets are $90 in advance or $100 at the door and include all-you-can-eat steamed crabs, as well as a buffet of fried chicken, pork barbeque and assorted sides. Raffle tickets will also be available for $10 at this year’s “Claws for a Cause” for a chance to win one of two different prize packages, “Backyard Fun” or “Eastern Shore Living.”

Open since October 2010, the UM Shore Emergency Center (UM SEC) at Queenstown sees over 15,000 patients a year and provides care to members of the community in need of treatment for acute illnesses, injuries and trauma. Medical treatment at UM SEC at Queenstown is provided by board certified emergency medicine physicians, experienced nurses, radiology technicians and medical technologists.

“The ‘Claws for a Cause’ crab feast has been an important resource in keeping equipment updated at the emergency center in Queenstown,” says Mary Alice Vanhoy, manager, Emergency Department, UM SMC at Chestertown and UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown. “We are thankful for all the community support and helping us improve our patient care.”

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels: Jumbo Blue Crab, $10,000; Extra Large Blue Crab, $5,000; Large Blue Crab, $2,500; Medium Blue Crab, $1,000; Bushel Basket, $500 and Crab Pot, $150.

Sponsors for the “Claws for a Cause” event include Large Blue Crab sponsors – Avon-Dixon Agency, LLC / Shore United Bank, Eastern Shore Emergency Medicine Physicians, Kent Island American Legion Post 278, Queenstown Bank, The Star Democrat and VFW Memorial Post #7464; Medium Blue Crab sponsors – Benedict A. Andrew American Legion Post #296, Fisherman’s Inn, Inc., Kent Island BPOE Lodge 2576 and Tri Gas & Oil Co., Inc.; Bushel Basket sponsors – Delmarva Power, Hanover Insurance Group, J.C. Warner HVAC & Sheetmetal Fabrication, Rich C. Graves, CPA, LLC, Ride Entertainment Group, Safe at Home Senior Care and Shore Sports magazine; and Crab Pot sponsors – American Legion Jeff Davis Post No. 18 – Ladies Auxiliary, Bridges Restaurant, LLC, Eastern Shore Dental, The Edge Arena and WaWa.

For more information on how to become a sponsor, or to register for the crab feast, visit http://ummhfoundation.org/upcoming-events/ or contact Amy Lowe at 410-822-1000, ext. 5763 or email alowe@umm.edu.


July 12, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Fisherman’s Crab Deck
3116 Main Street
Grasonville, MD 21638 United States
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