A sporting clay shoot was held in Bridgeport on Sunday for a good cause. All of the proceeds from the event will go to the Boomer Esiason Foundation which Natalie Wainwright is the program director for.
"The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the Cystic Fibrosis community. We fundraise for research, educational programs, scholarships, transplant grants for people who have Cystic Fibrosis," said Wainwright.
Esiason was a quarterback in the National Football League and created the foundation for his son, Gunnar.
"His son Gunnar had Cystic Fibrosis and was two years old in 1993 when he established the foundation. Boomer took his stature with the NFL and used that to get the word out there about the cause and raise money," Wainwright said.
The "You Cannot Fail Clay Shoot" was held to raise money for the foundation and the "You Cannot Fail" educational program it supports.
"You Cannot Fail is the mantra that our own Jerry Cahill lives by. Jerry Cahill is 57 living with Cystic Fibrosis. He had a double lung transplant last year and he has proven to everybody that ‘you cannot fail' is true, you can do this and you can be the hero of your own story," explained Wainwright.
The clay shoot was held at A Mountain Clays, a five-stand shooting facility in Bridgeport. While the participants weren't shooting there was food, free massages, and a cigar presentation.
Co-owner of A Mountain Clays Jay Davis said the facility makes a unique location for a fundraiser.
"It's something totally different, out of the ordinary and it's really taken off well. People are taking a liking to the uniqueness of it. For the outdoorsmen we have around here it's a great thing to do and it's a hunters dream, it really is," explained Davis.
Wainwright was hoping to raise almost $15,000 at the shoot on Sunday. For more information on A Mountain Clays click here.