The Second Annual Matt Ruiz Benefit Golf Tournament will be held at the Maderas Golf Club at 17750 Old Coach Road in Poway on Friday, Sept. 25.
Ruiz, a Ramona resident and Ramona High graduate, was critically injured in an accident in March of 2008. He is at home, with his mother as his full-time caretaker and where he continues to make progress and is making a slow recovery, said benefit coordinator Lindsey Smith. He is in a wheelchair and unable to speak, and costs to meet his needs are prohibitive, reports Smith.
Sponsors are being sought for the tournament. Tee Box sponsorships are $100; Putting Contest, $200; Closets to the Pin, $200; and Longest Yard, $200. Other donations of any amount are appreciated. Checks may be made payable to The Matt Ruiz Benefit. Check-in and putting contest will start at 11 a.m., with tee time at 1 p.m., cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner and awards ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Cost to play and eat dinner is $150 per person. Dinner only is $50.
For more information, call Smith at 760-484-2767.