The CCC and Friends of the Somerville Family invite you to a golf tournament fundraiser benefiting Austin James.
Monday, July 12th | 10am Shotgun
On May 15, 2020, at the age of 16, Austin James Somerville of Greenville, SC sustained a spinal cord injury when he broke his neck in a swimming pool accident. He was immediately paralyzed from his chest down with minimal arm movement. As of April 5th, 2021, he is back at Shepherd Center for their Beyond Therapy program, which, with enough financial funding, Austin can plan on participating in for the rest of the year.
Austin’s recovery has already been miraculous, but he can do more! He has feeling and movement throughout his entire body. He is presently using a manual wheelchair, but he is able to slowly walk with a walker! Since all of his skeletal muscles, except for most of his hands, have detectable muscle movement, his physical therapy and rehabilitation is crucially important to his future abilities. Austin needs to continue his therapy to help his body correlate and be strengthened together. Beyond Therapy is where he needs to be. Austin is willing to do the hard work for months and years to come. He wants to be the best he can be. Let’s help him get there!
Please consider being a part of Tee It Up for Austin with the opportunities below:
- Become a Sponsor. See enclosed “Tournament Sponsorship Levels” form.
- Gather some players and register a team. Individual registrants also welcome!
- Donate an auction item such as gift certificates, gift baskets, tickets, memberships, services.
- Make a financial contribution. All amounts are greatly needed and appreciated!
To learn more about Austin, sponsorship/donation opportunities, or to register for the tournament, click here.