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Fun shoot to support Futch family
Clays for Clayton set for Oct. 7
Clayton Futch
Clayton Futch, 16 months, was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, or RMS. A sporting clays fun shoot is set for Oct. 7 to benefit the Futch family. - photo by Provided

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to share the details of the Clays for Clayton fundraiser set for Oct. 7 at Dorchester Shooting Preserve.

This is a fundraiser to benefit the medical fund for 16-month-old Clayton Futch and is sponsored by RTS Homes and Kevin “Catfish” Jackson.

The sporting clays fun shoot will be across 10 full automatic stations, each with different targets and requiring varying levels of skill. The course was designed for Dorchester Shooting Preserve to accommodate both novice and master shooters.

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 and 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.

“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,” said event sponsor Trevor Sikes of RTS Homes. “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 and Dustin Futch, both life-long residents of Liberty County. Clayton 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’s abdomen, requiring aggressive treatment that included chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

Due to Clayton’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 toward our family is not only humbling but also a sheer testament to the kind of loving and selfless people in our community,” said Janie Futch. “We can’t express enough gratitude to cover the amount of hands, calls, deeds and prayers that have been shared for our little family.”

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

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