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Funeral arrangements set for college wrestler

Funeral arrangements have been made for the Darton State College wrestler who died after being hospitalized for heat exhaustion.

The funeral for Ben Richards is set for Saturday, September 21st at 11am at Hillsdale Baptist Church in Tampa. Doors will open at 10am.  The address to the church is 6201 Erlich Road, Tampa, Florida.

Family members say the 20 year-old was pronounced dead at 5:30pm Friday at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.  The college wrestler was hospitalized September 4th after he collapsed from heat exhaustion during a five mile run with teammates.

The Richards family is accepting donations to help with medical expenses and the funeral.  If you're interested in contributing click on the link below.


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