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10th Annual Trap Shoot Competition

10th Annual Trap Shoot Competition

Hundreds of people didn't let the weather stop them from gathering for the 10th annual trap shoot competition in Eau Claire.

Fox 25/48's Katarina Vergara was at the Eau Claire rod and gun club and has more details.

Snow in April didn't stop hundreds from gathering in the Chippewa Valley for the Rich Seubert celebrity trap shoot. 

The competition is a fundraiser that raises money in support of heart disease research at Marshfield clinic. 

After Seubert's late grandmother was saved by a heart transplant at Marshfield, she lived to watch him play 11 seasons for the New York giants.

He said he started all of this for her. 

"She was very important to me, very close to me and we started this when she was still living," Seubert said. "Coming to the event was pretty special for her and when I saw a smile on her face it made me happy."

Seubert organized the competition eleven years ago and almost a decade later, about 2.5 million dollars has been raised.

Attendees of the event didn't need to be a pro at trap shooting.

Funds from the event help support families who face financial hardships related to serious medical issues.

And this year, funds will help support Marshfield Clinic's "Angel Fund" and improvements to the pediatric department of the new Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire hospital.  

Seubert said people make an effort to attend the event year after year.


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