INDUSTRY — Officials are planning a golf tournament this month to help cover the costs of rehabilitation therapy for the son of an Industry sheriff’s detective who is determined to walk again after suffering a spinal cord injury.
Kody Peraita, 17, suffered a broken neck in an accident at the beach over Memorial Day weekend in 2011.
Initially paralyzed by the accident, the young man underwent several surgeries and is making strong progress, and is now taking part in a rehabilitation program to help him re-learn to walk.
But the therapy costs about $2,500 a month and is not covered by health insurance.
Fellow deputies and community members have rallied around the injured young man and his family, and are planning to host the second Kody Peraita Golf Tournament Oct. 26 at the California Country Club in Whittier to help raise money for Kody’s recovery.
The tournament will begin with a 6 a.m. check-in at the country club, 1509 S. Workman Mill Road, and a shotgun start at 7 a.m.
The cost to enter is $125 per player and $500 for a foursome, organizers said. T sponsorships are available for $200.
To register, contact Deputy Ken Mort at the sheriff’s Industry Station at 626-330-3322.
Tax deductible donations can be made to the “Be Perfect Foundation,” earmarked to Kody Peraita, and mailed to the sheriff’s Industry Station, attention to Capt. Michael Claus, 150 N. Hudson Ave., Industry CA, 91774.