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Chick-fil-A Event To Benefit Seriously Injured Cornerstone Christian Football Player

Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, the community is encouraged to dine on behalf of 17-year-old Dax Ryan McGregor, the senior quarterback at Cornerstone Christian who suffered traumatic brain injuries during a Sept. 21 game.

Chick-fil-A in Murrieta will donate a proceed of its sales Thursday, Oct. 4, to a Wildomar high school football quarterback who is recovering from traumatic injuries.

Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, the community is encouraged to dine on behalf of Dax Ryan McGregor.

Dax, 17, a senior at Cornerstone Christian High School in Wildomar, suffered traumatic brain injuries during a game Sept. 21. He remained in critical condition for more than a week.

As of an Oct. 1 update, though, doctors had removed Dax's breathing support.

"He is breathing on his own and trying to speak. He is alert, responsive and aware," according to the update on GiveForward.com. "He still has Aspiration Pneumonia"

Based on the evening sales, Chick-fil-A will make a donation to the McGregor family to help with medical costs and family expenses as Dax continues to battle his injuries at the UCLA Harbor Trauma Center.

The donation drive applies only at the Murrieta location at 24794 Madison Ave.

Correction: An earlier version of this article indicated that a flier is needed in order to donate during the event. No flier is needed; the restaurant will donate a portion of the night's sales between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 4. Patch apologizes for the error.

Lisa October 03, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Sending many prayers for full recovery and protection.
Seen it before October 04, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Never been to Chick Fil-A, nor have any desire to. I'm a Republican, but this is where politics gets slippery and wrong. Announcing this is a way to generate sales and positive public relations, which is wrong. They could've just donated quietly and let the family and friend's word of mouth do their advertising. In case anyone's wondering, Chick Fil-A has a recent momentum going on for being Christian and anti-gay (which I personally feel is their right), but now they're just getting obnoxious about it, and so are their customers. Good job (again) Patch for posting more trash journalism.
brittany October 04, 2012 at 04:12 AM
SEEN IT BEFORE, this post has nothing to do with politics. This family is on need of funds and support for a full recovery for this very tragic accident, you dont have to participate. There are many people out there that dont know the boy or his family and would still like to help in some way so in this situation word of mouth just isnt good enough... KEEP YOUR NEGATIVITY AND POLITICAL VIEWS OUT OF IT!
Seen it before October 04, 2012 at 07:36 AM
brittany, I'm sorry you did not get to see my last comment before it got deleted by the Patch (probably best they did), but it wasn't very nice towards you. It was pretty foul, Personally I thought it was one of my more satisfying posts. ps: wtf kind of name is brittany? (rolls eyes)
brittany October 04, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Seen it before... Thats ok i dont get my feelings hurt when people are rude, u dont even know me to say " not so nice things" so post what u wish! i will stop at chick- fil a to support this young man and his family... Have a great day!!!
Seen it before October 04, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Brittany, here's a thought: whatever you were going to buy at Chick Fil-A, why not just donate directly to him? Whatever you would've spent on that meal, give 100% to him. Heck, I might just do that myself. I too want to help him, but I don't like Chick Fil-A's slimy tactics. Your heart is in the right place, but your stomach and the restaurant's bank account don't need to be involved. You have a great day too. Donate directly: http://www.giveforward.com/daxmcgregorfund
jill smith October 04, 2012 at 05:12 PM
We should help each other during hard times, chick Fil A has a history of doing just that,, this is nothing new. Maybe we should depend on the government for everything, you see how that is failing unless you're blind. If that attitude keeps up there will be no more charity, because we will all be broke. a A bunch of enslaved sheep looking to the government to save them, how pathetic. I never ate at Chick Fil a A until after they went after a man that had the courage and convictions to stand up for what he believed in. I discovered the food is good, delicious. I don't like most junk food, but their sandwiches are healthier than most and good.
Roberto October 04, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Prayer to Football player and his family. Chic-Fil-A is a great christian business with ethics and integrity. They have a right to pick how they decide to invest in our communities and disperse donations. Again, Thanks Chic-Fila-A for helping this familty in their time of need.
Seen it before October 04, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Roberto, you're correct, that IS their right. I'm a form of Christian and a conservative, but I personally think they are exploiting a tragedy of a kid just so they can boost revenue for a day, get free advertisement, and likely build their customer base. By the way, how much of each sale is going to the cause? If this 'cause' increases their sales by $1000 for those 3 hours (100 to 200 meals?) and they contribute generously at say... 50%? .... that's $500 going to Dax. These are my rough estimates, but if I'm off by a factor of 200% in either direction, we're still not talking a whole lot. People get caught up emotionally instead of sensibly, and that is a great environment for exploitation to exist. Just donate directly to Dax's fund: http://www.giveforward.com/daxmcgregorfund
Roberto October 04, 2012 at 07:42 PM
No additional comment required from myself...Thank you Chic-Fil-A for being involved with the community and sharing you are one great business and we need more like you to help our communities.
Seen it before October 05, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Dax, I'll send some money your way (anonymously). Just want to help you out and not prop myself up as a hero. I'm even anonymous here.
scobby doo October 05, 2012 at 08:43 PM
who cares what your political background is, you are missing the whole thing dummy. Chick fila has done this for ever, helping kids people during hard time so if you dont like it shut up and dont go there and go do something else!
Nikki October 06, 2012 at 03:57 AM
There's no reason to bash the restaurant. This is the way they do fundraisers -- my son's Boy Scout troop had the same type of event there, and I looked into doing one for another charity there. It's their standard offering when someone comes in asking about a fundraiser -- a win/win type thing. They don't sit around scanning the newspapers looking for tragedies to exploit. The fundraiser organizer comes to them.
jill smith October 06, 2012 at 10:57 AM
We are lucky Chic Fil A is willing to do this. Thankyou chick Fil A, and my prayers go out to this boy. My kids thankyou too they finally hear yes to fast food.

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