Summerfield will host a fundraiser for a golf tournament

Summerfield Crossings Golf Club in Riverview is hosting round six of the Road to Recovery Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 26.

Summerfield Crossings Golf Club in Riverview has shown its support for golfers with disabilities for years and is doing so again this month by hosting Round 6 of the Road to Recovery Golf Tournament on Saturday April 26th.

This event will benefit Jared Ramella and Tighten the Drag Foundation.

According to Jared’s sister, Amanda Ramella, Jared was involved in a tragic accident while riding his motorcycle which left him paralyzed.

“This tournament began supporting a son, brother and friend who was injured in a tragic accident and is now able to help provide support to other families,” Amanda said. “The mission of the Tighten the Drag Foundation is to expand opportunities for recovery and improve the quality of life for people who suffer a crippling spinal injury as a result of an accident.”

Amanda explained that each year in the United States, between 250,000 and 400,000 people suffer from spinal cord injuries. The average newly injured person with a spinal cord injury will incur $2.9 million in medical costs in their first year. Average annual medical costs after the first year can be $400,000 to $750,000, depending on the level of injury.

“Tighten the Drag Foundation works hard to help provide these families with financial relief and, most importantly, information and guidance in dealing with the challenges of spinal cord injury. This foundation has been instrumental in helping my family through such challenges,” she said. “That’s why we think it’s so important to give back to a foundation that helps other families who may not have the resources to do so.”

The tournament will begin with a tee shot at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $95 and include a round of golf, shot balls, personal coolers with free beers, lunch on the course and dinner on the 19th hole.

“Summerfield Golf Club is the only course in our area that allows people with disabilities to play a sport they love: golf,” said Amanda. “This cart is open to anyone who needs help playing golf, and many people in our area could benefit from a machine like the ParaGolfer if only they knew it existed.”

To register for the tournament, go online Summerfield Crossings Golf Club is located at 13050 Summerfield Blvd. and can be reached at 813-671-3311.

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