Written by Press Release    Friday, 20 January 2012 14:39    PDF Print Write e-mail
Tournament for a Cause Seeking Sponsors
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The Derek Thomas Invitational, held Feb. 11 & 12 at Cathedral High School in San Diego, Calif., is seeking sponsors.

This tournament offers the community a chance to come out and support the Thomas family as they continue their journey down the long road to rehabilitation and coping with the financial & emotional strains from devastating burn injuries Derek suffered over a year ago.

Derek was traveling home from Mammoth, CA along with four other passengers; his girlfriend, two other fellow athletes and their coach. Their SUV lost control, flipped onto its side, and was struck by an oncoming van. Derek was pulled out with burns over 85% of his body and was given a 1% chance of survival. After one year in the hospital and 43 surgeries, he has returned home.

For more information on the tournament, contact Ramon Samaniego at 760.500.1060 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it