Softball fundraiser for Lee Co. teen injured in farming accident - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Softball fundraiser for Lee Co. teen injured in farming accident

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

Folks in South Georgia came together to help the young Lee County teen who's scalp was torn off in a farming accident.

A co-ed softball tournament was held in Sylvester Saturday to raise money for 13 year-old Brooklyn Parrish.  She was helping her grandfather drill post holes with a tractor auger in July when her ponytail was caught in the PTO shaft. 

Doctors were able to re-attach her scalp and she's been recovering ever since.  But family says the hospital bills are overwhelming. 

"We're just thankful for the turnout, that all those that should up and participate, we appreciate their contributions and taking their time out to help us raise some money. And I just want to thank everybody that's donated items, whatever it may be and thank all those that showed up and played today and helped out," said Stacey Hannah, the tournament director.

All of the proceeds from the concession stand, team entry fees and raffle ticket sales will go to the Parrish family for medical fees.

Copyright 2012 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-11 07:27:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-09-12 06:42:09 GMT
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
  • Input needed to revitalize Tifton's Matt Wilson area

    Input needed to revitalize Tifton's Matt Wilson area

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:15 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:15:16 GMT
    Community leaders want to make some improvements to this area known as New Front (Source: WALB)Community leaders want to make some improvements to this area known as New Front (Source: WALB)

    After a successful revitalization of downtown Tifton, community leaders say they're ready to take on a new project. They're now going to focus on the Phillipsburg and Unionville neighborhood near Matt Wilson Elementary School.

    More >>

    After a successful revitalization of downtown Tifton, community leaders say they're ready to take on a new project. They're now going to focus on the Phillipsburg and Unionville neighborhood near Matt Wilson Elementary School.

    More >>
  • Farmer Fredo to host 'grow your own groceries' class

    Farmer Fredo to host 'grow your own groceries' class

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:33 AM EDT2017-09-21 12:33:30 GMT
    Participants will learn how to grow their own groceries (Source: WALB)Participants will learn how to grow their own groceries (Source: WALB)

    As the new urban planning director for the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation, Fredando "Farmer Fredo" Jackson has made it his mission to make South Georgians better gardeners.

    More >>

    As the new urban planning director for the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation, Fredando "Farmer Fredo" Jackson has made it his mission to make South Georgians better gardeners.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly