The Clays For Cardio Shoot-Out is our annual clay shooting tournament that benefits The Cardiovascular Foundation of Southeast Texas and the students, families, and research we support. The Cardiovascular Foundation of Southeast Texas (CFST) was inspired by what we’ve learned from more than 100 clinical trials as principal investigators over the past 20 years at the Southeast Texas Clinical Research Center (SETCRC). Those trials evaluated both medical treatments and devices designed to improve cardiovascular outcomes.
The SETCRC supports the design and performance of clinical trials to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disorders. The CFST is currently funding the design and development of two medical research and software projects.
The Foundation grants educational scholarships for healthcare students in Southeast Texas. CFST also provides funds for medical assistance for indigent patients in our community.
This year’s CFST Shoot-out will benefit Griffin Barnett and his family.
Griffin Barnett was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) in utero at 18 weeks. HLHS is a birth defect that affects blood flow through the heart. While there is still no cure, treatment for HLHS consists of three stages of open heart surgeries. Griffin had his first surgery at four days old, his second at three months old, and a third in September of 2017. After a couple of good months, Griffin went into severe heart failure in February of 2018.
Griffin’s amazing team at Texas Children’s Hospital did everything they could to help him, and eventually, his doctors and family decided that a heart transplant was his best option for a better quality of life.
A healthy heart became available for Griffin on May 19th, 2018, and he received this gift the next day. He has been doing amazingly ever since. There is still a lot of recovery, many tests, and follow-ups Griffin and his family must endure, but they are beyond grateful for so many chances at life, and count their blessings daily.
2019 Clays For Cardio Shoot-Out Info
CFST proudly announces our 3rd Annual fundraiser event. Sporting clay shoot-out at the 1-In-100 Gun Club in Lumberton, Texas on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
- 2:oo P.M. — Registration with light snacks.
- 2:45 P.M. — Mandatory safety briefing
- 3:00 P.M. — Flight begins
- 3:30 P.M. — Kids’ activities and live music begins
- 5:30 P.M. — Dinner provided by Courville’s
A short presentation ceremony about the Foundation will take place after the flight has ended. The winners of the Shoot-Out will also be given their awards at this time.
Non-Shooter Admission At The Door: Adults $20, Kids (5-16) $10
Kids under 5 get in free. Admission fees and all funds raised go towards the efforts of the CFST’s cause.