Fundraiser for Andrew O’Brien

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The Amherst College community has scheduled the Andrew O’Brien Stand Up and Play Golf Fundraiser for Thursday, April 26 at the Amherst Golf Club in western Massachusetts.

O’Brien, a student at Amherst, suffered a spinal aneurysm at the age of 15 while skiing that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Before the injury, he had been an avid golfer. He tested a Paramobile last year and was able to chip balls with a wedge, which he described as “a great feeling.” The Paramobile costs $25,000 and the fundraiser will attempt to defray that cost for O’Brien, who lives in New Canaan, Conn.

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Participants can play for $25 in the 9-hole scramble that begins at 5 p.m. Hole sponsorships of $100 are also available.

Further information about the event and contributing to the fund can be obtained by contacting Michelle Morgan, Amherst’s women’s golf coach at The event website, which includes links to photos

and a demonstration of the Paramobile, is