San Clemente Times
Bella Collina partnered with the School of Infantry-West at Camp Pendleton to raise money for Leanne Ericson, a woman who was critically wounded by a shark near San Onofre State Beach in April.
The local golf club’s members and specialized Marine training group spread the word and registered 70 golfers for a charity golf tournament on June 5. Proceeds will go directly to benefit Ericson.
Ericson, a 36-year-old single mother of three, survived a shark attack while swimming with her boyfriend in the surf break near San Onofre State Beach on April 29.
The event at Bella Collina raised $3,300 for Ericson, a Vista resident. Ericson’s father was on-hand to thank the golfers and Marines following the tournament.
The fundraiser has been just one of many in the area held for Ericson in recent weeks. A GoFundMe account set up by Ericson’s family has raised more than $88,000 to help offset medical costs.