Clay shoot to benefit Alabaster child in need of bone marrow transplant

FROM STAFF REPORTS 

A Children’s Organ Transplant Association sporting clays fundraiser shoot will be held in honor of Bryan Carr, an Alabaster child who needs a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

The event will be held Friday, June 15 at Selwood Farms in Alpine. Four-year-old Bryan is listed for a bone marrow transplant at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. Funds are being raised to assist with his transplant-related expenses.

The sporting clays fundraiser shoot is presented by Birmingham-based Technical and Scientific Application, Inc. The day will be filled with great shooting, a rib and chicken luncheon and prizes. Shotgun start at 9 a.m.

“The family and friends of Bryan want to invite everyone to enjoy a day of sporting clays shooting while also helping to give Bryan a second chance at life,” said event organizer Michael Kelly. “One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sporting clays shoot will benefit COTA.”

Bryan has been diagnosed with a rare immunodeficiency disease called purine nucleoside phosphorylase deficiency.

The Carr family needs an estimated $100,000 beyond the $600,000 their medical insurance will cover to pay their transplant-related expenses.