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Clays for Clayton set for Oct. 7
Benefit for 16-month-old Clayton Futch
Clayton Futch
Clayton Futch. - photo by Provided

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to share the details of the Clays for Clayton fundraiser, sponsored by RTS Homes and Kevin “Catfish” Jackson on October 7th at Dorchester Shooting Preserve. This is a fundraiser to benefit the medical fund for 16-month-old Clayton Futch.


The sporting clays fun shoot will be across ten full automatic stations each with different targets and requiring varying levels of skill. The course was designed to accommodate both novice and master shooters for Dorchester Shooting Preserve. In addition to the clay shoot will be live music, raffle drawings and a live/silent auction for hunting and fishing trips, firearms, Yeti products and more. A barbeque lunch will also be provided for sponsors & participants.


The Clay’s for Clayton fundraiser was organized by local community members to aid the Futch family and contribute to any needs they may have. All donations and sponsorships will be used to support the family during Claytons Futch’s treatment. The community can support by sponsoring, participating in a four-person team or volunteering. Event sponsor, Trevor Sikes of RTS Homes said, “A local official and dear friend gave me the details regarding little Clayton’s situation and told me about the fundraiser. When asked whether or not I would be willing to donate, there was no question! I thought about my own two children and knew that I would do whatever I could to help this baby and his family.”  


Clayton Futch is the youngest son of Janie & Dustin Futch both life-long residents of Liberty County. He was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer that can affect the head, neck, urinary system, reproductive organs, arms and/or legs of a patient. Upon discovery of the cancer, a tumor the size of a baseball was found in Clayton Futch’s abdomen requiring aggressive treatment including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Due to Clayton Futch’s age and type of cancer, he will need to receive special radiation treatments at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts over a six-week period.


“Experiencing other people rally together for your child is a feeling unlike any other; seeing family, friends, and strangers devote their time and money towards our family is not only humbling but also a sheer testament to the kind of loving and selfless people in our community. We can’t express enough gratitude to cover the amount of hands, calls, deeds and prayers that have been shared for our little family,” said Janie Futch of the response received in support of their family.


To follow along with the Futch family during Clayton Futch’s journey, join Clayton’s Clan on Facebook.


To find out more about the LCCOC and LCCVB, visit call 912-368-4445 or find them on Facebook as Liberty County Chamber and Explore Liberty. 

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