Chevys Night on Aug. 30 in Redding will benefit Corben Brooks and family

Steve Gerace

A fund-raising event for injured Mount Shasta High School football player Corben Brooks and his family is being held this Saturday, Aug. 30, at Chevys Fresh Mex in Redding.

Anyone eating lunch or dinner at the Redding Chevys that day can request that their meal benefit the Brooks family. Chevys will then donate 25 percent of the proceeds from those meals to the family to help with their medical expenses.

"We want to get as many people there as possible," said Corben's cousin, Whitney Small.

She said the plan for the fundraiser came about when one of Corben's teammates' father was eating at Chevys the other day.

Chevys is known for doing similar fundraisers for non-profit organizations.

A Mount Shasta High School senior, Corben Brooks suffered a broken neck and spinal injury during a preseason football scrimmage Aug. 22. He had surgery for the broken neck the following day in Redding and is expected to spend many months undergoing rehabilitation.

Other fundraisers are being planned for Sept. 3 during Mount Shasta High School's annual Tailgate Party and the second or third Saturday in October, put on by members of the community who have banded together as "Friends of the Family."

An account for Corben and his family has been established at Scott Valley Bank. Those wanting to contribute can do so at any Scott Valley Bank branch.