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Varsity Football Player Still Hospitalized Following Serious Injuries; Corona Rallying In Support

Jordan Walker was coming to assist in a tackle on Nov. 22 when a player from the opposing team hurtled himself over a pile and landed on the teenager's head, causing spinal trauma.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A fundraiser is planned Wednesday in support of the family of a 16-year-old Santiago High School varsity football player who suffered life-threatening spinal injuries during a game.

Jordan Walker remains in the intensive care unit at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was hospitalized shortly after being injured on Nov. 22.

Members of the Corona Santiago High School Football Booster Club, in partnership with several local businesses and other Corona residents, have organized a three-hour fundraiser Wednesday at Pole Position Raceway, 1594 E. Bentley Drive, beginning at 6 p.m.

"There will be T-shirts for sale, as well as raffle prizes and auction items," said co-organizer Craig Potter. "All proceeds will go to the Walker family."

Wednesday night's event will feature go-kart racing, food and beverages, organizers said.

The teen was injured during the first quarter of the Sharks' division playoff game against the Upland High School Highlanders. The inside linebacker was coming to assist in a tackle when a player from the opposing team hurtled himself over a pile and landed on the teenager's head, causing spinal trauma. --City News Service


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