TrackWrestling.com writer Andy Hamilton writes about how Middletown High graduate Richard Perry was injured in practice with the U.S. national team in San Diego in August during a wrestling drill and how the wrestling community has rallied behind Rich and his family as he battles to recover from his injury.
According to Andy’s story, Perry was involved in a drill with foam-padded clubs. He took a shot to the face and the foam protection dislodged. The baton slipped through a hole in his facemask and struck him the eye, causing trauma to the brain.
A Go Fund Me account, set up by a family friend to help Perry’s family with expenses as he recovers from the injury, has raised more than $123,000 from more than 1,800 people across the nation.
Rudis, a wrestling apparel company, launched a fundraising campaign for the Perry family. Rudis is selling “Richard Perry Overcomer” T-shirts for $35 with all proceeds going to the family.
— RUDIS (@the_rudis) August 31, 2018