As an offensive lineman for the New York Giants, Rich Seubert's a big guy with a big heart. And the heart he cares most about belongs to his grandma, Celine.
"My grandmother received a heart transplant in 1987 and I’ve always wanted to do something in that regard for my grandmother, what it's meant to have my grandmother around,” he says.
Nearly 23 years later, Celine's still going strong.
"At the time I got my heart, they said probably five years, because before the hearts were not surviving,” she says, sitting inside at the benefit and watching the participants shoot.
250 people from the pros, to the average Joes, came out to support heart care research at this trap shoot at the Eau Claire Rod and Gun Club Saturday.
For some of Seubert's Giants teammates, a trap shoot brings them slightly out of their element.
“Just for the practice round, it's very humbling for a first-timer. I'm hopeful it can only get better this time around,” says gun-novice and offensive lineman Kevin Boothe.
Seubert, a Marshfield-area native, says more and more of his teammates come out each year. His grandmother says seeing the support from them, and the community, warms her heart.
Seubert says so far he's raised $635 thousand for the endowment fund he started at the Marshfield Clinic. He hopes to reach the million dollar mark soon.