Thousands of dollars raised for injured LSU cheerleading coach

Published: Oct. 9, 2011 at 2:26 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2011 at 8:17 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Ruffino's held a "Round it Up for Chico" during lunch and dinner hours on Friday in order to raise money for Chico Garcia. LSU Cheerleaders were seen throughout the packed restaurant.

The event was a huge success and one of the biggest nights in Ruffino's history. Over $10,000  was raised throughout the day for Chico.

Ruffino's is extremely appreciative of all of the support and they continue to keep Chico in their thoughts and prayers and hope you will do the same.

LSU Cheerleading Coach Chico Garcia was involved in a boating accident on August 29th and has been in critical condition with a spinal-cord injury.

The boat he was riding in struck a pier and lodged underneath, injuring all five passengers. Chico is making progress but medical bills have become overwhelming.

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