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."