The Chartwell Center held its fifth annual Dugan Westfeldt Sporting Clays Classic the weekend of March 20-21. The festivities included a Cajun Night Gala and a clay shooting to help benefit children with autism and related disorders. The fundraising efforts for the Clays Classic was by selling off different levels of tickets for both the Cajun Night and to participate as an individual shooter or on a four member team.
The Cajun Night Gala, which had about 300 guests in attendance, was held on Friday, March 20, 2009 at the home of Linda and Tommy Westfeldt. Entertainment was supplied by DJ Hollywood Star. Crawfish pasta, salad and a variety of desserts were available at the Cajun Night.
The clay shooting competition was held Saturday, March 21 at the High Point Shooting Grounds in Belle Chase. Over 90 shooters attended Saturday’s competition and the teams were composed of four to five people per team. Each team donated $1,200 to participate in shooting at imitation rabbits and squirrels. A barbecue lunch was served and the event closed with an awards ceremony. Each shooter that participated received a keepsake shell bag while the winning team received Chartwell monogrammed sports chairs, portable coolers and blankets.
The Westfeldts are one of the founders of the Chartwell Center and they worked to create this program to help their son, Dugan, and children with similar needs. The Chartwell Center is located on the campus of St. Stephen Catholic School and provides services for children ages three to 12. This event is the primary fundraiser for The Chartwell Center.