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Community raising money for injured softball player

Amarillo, TX - A softball player in Amarillo is in ICU after being involved in an accident on the diamond. 

The community is raising money for Dominic Mendiola. He was at Southeast Park pitching in a softball game, when the softball came back toward his head and crushed his skull. 

He was put in an induced coma to try and shrink the swelling of his brain. Dominic is now awake and recovering, but is soon headed back to ICU for brain surgery.

When word got out about Dominic through the community people joined together to see what they could do for him and his family.

When he does get through this, because he will, to know that all these amazing people, friends came together to put on events like this for him, he's just going to be amazed when he sees all of this," said  friend Tifanie Garcia.

Many close friends and family will be holding events for the next three weekends this month. 


Saturday, April 12th
Boys vs. Girls Car Wash
Throwbacks 12pm-6pm

Saturday, April 19th
Softball Benefit at Southeast Park
10am-7pm
$20 per player

Raffle and Silent Auction
Homerun Derby at 7pm
$10 entry fee
Music, food, bouncers & face painting for the kids

Sunday, April 27th
Boscos Lounge 
Bike Run
12pm-3pm
Live Music and Raffle
3pm-6pm