Benefit for Burnet woman injured in ATV accident

Charlie Campbell, center, poses for a picture with family and friends at the Charlie Campbell Bulls and Barrels Rodeo fundraiser in March.

by Alexandria Randolph

The Second Annual Charlie Dawn Campbell Fundraiser Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Delaware Springs Golf Course in Burnet.

Campbell, mother of two and a resident of Burnet, was seriously injured on the opening day of dove season, Sept. 1, 2013, in an ATV accident on a private Burnet County ranch. She suffers paralysis and now requires continued medical and rehabilitation care.

“She’s doing good. She’s got a lot of her upper body back,” said Gary Campbell, her brother. “She’s strong. Her ultimate goal is to be able to take care of her children on her own.”

Campbell said his sister goes to Austin for rehabilitation treatment two to three times every week, which costs roughly $7,000 per month. In-house rehabilitation, which she completed a few months at a time, costs $6,000 a month. Campbell will soon undergo shoulder surgery in addition to her rehabilitation.

“The community has been really awesome,” her brother said. “All our family and friends have come together to provide support for her family.”

The tournament for her benefit is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the format is a four-person scramble. Entry fee is $75 per player. Prizes will be awarded for placing teams, closest to the pin and longest drive, and raffle tickets will be sold during the day for prize items. There will be sausage wraps sold on the course and burgers will be served after the tournament for all players.

The tournament is currently seeking hole sponsors in support of the event. Businesses or private sponsors are accepted. The hole sponsor fee is $100. To become a sponsor, contact Gary Campbell at 512-234-0798 or Kathy Griffith at 512-755-1676.

To register for the tournament, contact the Delaware Pro Shop at 512-756-8471.

Donations for Charlie Campbell may also be made on her page at the website.


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