CHS rally around injured junior
CHS students and staff rally around injured junior
Posted on 08/22/2011

Coosa High School students are rallying around an injured classmate and his family. The CHS school store and the CHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes are selling t-shirts and bracelets in the CHS school store to benefit Ben Masters and his family. All proceeds from the sale of the items will be donated to help with medical expenses for Ben. The teen was injured in a one-car accident on Saturday evening in the Coosa community. 

The CHS t-shirt is black with Benjamin on the front and Ben’s football number (58) on the back. The items may be purchased at the store from the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or at the CHS football game on Friday evening. The bracelets will be available for $3.00. The t-shirt is only $12.00. 

Ben’s baseball teammates are also planning a car wash at the baseball field behind Coosa High on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Coosa team will be joined by players from other area teams to help with the car wash. McDonald’s on Shorter Avenue is planning a benefit event on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to raise funds for the Masters family. Ben is employed at the local McDonald’s. A percentage of purchases at the Shorter Avenue location during the event will be donated. Students from Coosa High will also be at McDonald’s during the event. An account has also been established at River City Bank for donations to help the Masters family. 

Ben Masters is a junior at Coosa High School. His mother Karen teaches at Alto Park Elementary in Floyd County Schools. His father Rob is a community representative on the Local School Governance Team (LSGT) at Coosa High School and an active volunteer in the school system.