The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 6, 2014

Benefit golf event to help crash victim

By Jessica Miller, Staff Writer
Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — A golf tournament has been scheduled to raise funds for an Enid man injured when he crashed into the back of a semi last fall.

Proceeds from the golf tournament, hosted by Enid Metro Association of Realtors, will benefit Matthew Mona, golf committee member Jeff Shaffer said.

After Mona crashed into the semi, he was not expected to live, Shaffer said. The semi was stopped for a train on U.S. 412, east of Enid, when the accident occurred on Oct. 1, 2013. Mona reportedly had head, arm and leg injuries as a result of the collision.

“He’s literally a walking miracle,” Shaffer said. “If you saw him today, you’d never believe he was not expected to live.”

Shaffer said, Mona is undergoing physical therapy and has bills related to his injuries.

The tournament will be held at 1 p.m. on May 9 at Pheasant Run Golf Course. Shaffer said the event is a four-man scramble. Cost will be $300 per team and will include a steak dinner at the conclusion of the event.

Those wishing to play in the tournament or sponsor the event may call (580) 242-1670 or (580) 603-1005.