(WEAU) - The Rich Seubert Celebrity Trap Shoot once again raised thousands of dollars for heart research.
Marshfield Clinic says this year's event raised more than $170,000. The former NFL guard and Marshfield native held his annual charity event this last Saturday, bringing with him some of his former NFL teammates.
In the last six years, the event has raised more than $1,000,000 for heart research through Marshfield Clinic.
EAU CLAIRE, Wisc. (WEAU) - Current and former N.F.L. players faced off Saturday, not on the gridiron, but at the shooting range.
With temps about 25 degrees below average and snow blanketing the Apr. fields, dozens grabbed their shotguns for a cause.
Marshfield native Rich Seubert spent ten years playing guard and tight end for the New York Giants in the N.F.L. winning a Super bowl ring along the way. But for the past six years, he's been giving back, raising more than $1 million for heart research through Marshfield Clinic, with the Rich Seubert Celebrity Trap Shoot.
"My grandmother received a heart transplant in 1987, and she's meant a lot to me over the years. She's taught hard work and anything's possible," Seubert said.
Seubert and former teammates, Kevin Boss and Jim Cordle with the Giants and former Kansas City Chief Caleb Campbell, along with some experienced marksmen and first-time shooters came to the Eau Claire Rod and Gun Club to raise money and crush clay pigeons.
'I've brought teammates that have never shot a shotgun before. They loved it," Seubert said.
"The first time was two years ago, so I'm not very good, but it's just about being out here and supporting the cause and having fun," Boss said.
"I was in the military for awhile, so my weapon of choice is an M4, but this should be interesting today," Campbell said.
"We formed the first group of five docs that were involved with it, and I didn't own a shotgun at the time. Because of that, I went out and bought a shotgun, just for this event," Marshfield Clinic surgeon Tim Pitchford said.
"This is the first fundraiser like this, but you get a different crowd, and you can raise a lot of money this way," Cordle said.
"Anytime I can get involved with a cause that's bigger than me, to serve a purpose that's really changing lives, I'm more than happy to donate my time," Campbell said.
"It's an event that introduces people to trap, and also they can help a good cause, and it's something that means a lot to me," Seubert said.