Supporters come to hurt lacrosse player’s aid
by Geoff Folsom
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Charlie Wyman, 13, and Casey Perry, 13, hold a sign about Bret Hundredmark during a fundraiser at the Chick-fil-A on Sandy Plains Road. <br> Photo by Jon-Michael Sullivan
Charlie Wyman, 13, and Casey Perry, 13, hold a sign about Bret Hundredmark during a fundraiser at the Chick-fil-A on Sandy Plains Road.
Photo by Jon-Michael Sullivan
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EAST COBB — Friends and supporters of an injured Simpson Middle School sixth-grader rallied to help him Monday at a fundraiser at a Cobb Chick-fil-A.

The restaurant in the Sprayberry Square shopping center donated 10 percent of its sales from receipts placed in special boxes to help Bret Hundredmark, who was injured March 24 when an errant ball hit him in the back of the head while he was practicing for the Lassiter Junior Trojan select lacrosse team. He underwent four brain surgeries and is now recovering at Scottish Rite rehabilitation center in Atlanta.

“He’s making really good progress in his recovery,” said family friend Jenny King, who helped organize Monday’s fundraiser.

King said Hundredmark, 12, has been learning to walk and can now maneuver himself in his wheelchair. He’s even grown two inches while in the hospital.

“He’s been eating like a horse,” she said.

Sandi Tompkins, who helped organize the

Chick-fil-A event, has also helped out with other fundraisers designed to help the Hundredmark family with its medical bills. She said hundreds of people supported a community-wide garage sale. The University of Georgia lacrosse team donated a signed helmet to be auctioned off at the event.

Meanwhile, the lacrosse community has also shown support for the Bret H 27 Foundation, which was created to assist the family. Its website, www.bret-trojans27.com, shows donations coming in from 19 states.

The website includes over 100 messages of support, with many of the top figures in lacrosse leaving messages for Hundredmark. Among those to send him messages of encouragement are players from Georgia and Georgia Tech, as well as nationally ranked programs at Duke University and the University of Virginia.

Even players from rival Walton and Kell programs have paid tribute to Hundredmark by putting his No. 27 on their uniforms.



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