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Berry business students organize charity golf tournament
Berry business students organize charity golf tournament

ROME, Ga. -- Two students at Berry College in Rome are spearheading a golf tournament designed to raise money for a local boy.

The two management majors -- Cameron Rich of Peachtree City and Thomas Johnson of Adairsville -- hope to use the funds raised by the Viking Charity Classic to pay for hospital costs and a car wheelchair system for Ben Masters.

Masters, a student at Coosa High School, suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident earlier this year. He was an athlete, as are Rich and Johnson, both of whom play for Berry's baseball team.

"[Ben] has a huge heart and had his whole life ahead of him," Rich said. "An injury like this really puts the important things in life into perspective, and I want to do all I can for him and his family."

Read more about Ben Masters from the Rome News-Tribune

The Viking Charity Classic will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Stonebridge Golf Club. The cost is $75 per player or $300 for a team.

For more information or to register online, visit www.golfromega.com. The deadline to register is next Monday, Oct. 24. Direct any questions to Rich at 770-364-1772 or cameron.rich@vikings.berry.edu.

Stonebridge Golf Club is located at 585 Stonebridge Drive in Rome.