[attachment=0:3nqz85k8]benhams.JPG[/attachment:3nqz85k8]The Maria Benham Benefit Open
A PDGA Sanctioned C-tier Event
November 15, 2008
Players meeting @ 8:30am @ Otter Creek Park
Round One Tee-off @ 9:00 @ Otter Creek Park
Round Two Tee-off TBA @ Radcliff City Park
All Open Divisions ~ $52
All Advanced ~ $32
All Other Amateur Divisions ~ $22
Local Disc Golfer, Troy Benham’s (#4131) wife (Maria) was in a motorcycle accident Sunday October 12th. She was going around a sharp curve on 1238 when a truck pulling a trailer swerved into her lane. The truck and the trailer that was in tow struck Maria and her motorcycle and the impact nearly severed Maria’s leg. She was able to maintain control of her bike after the impact and bring it to a stop before she laid it down on the side of the road. Her ability to keep the bike upright saved her from sustaining even greater injuries than she did.
The unfortunate news is that Maria lost a lot of blood and the trauma was so sever to her leg that they had to amputate it from about four to six inches above the knee. As bleak as all this sounds the family has chosen to remain grateful that the injuries she sustained did not cost her life. We are encouraging the family to NOT morn the loss of her leg but to celebrate the fact that she is alive and we are blessed to be able to spend the days to come with her.
This was a hit and run so they’re being forced to take care of the bill on their own. She is still currently recovering in the hospital and we all know how expensive extended stays in a hospital can be. This benefit will be held to help aid them in the bills that they will incur from this tragedy.
$10 from every entry fee will be given to Troy and Maria!!!
So come on out for another chance to boost your PDGA rating and to support a GREAT cause!
For more information contact Jeremy Watts at (270)828-6784 or firstname.lastname@example.org!