Fundraising for injured Mater Dei grad Cory Hahn continues

Fundraising for injured Mater Dei grad Cory Hahn continues

Published Jan. 13, 2012 1:34 p.m. ET

(SANTA ANA, CA) – In his first recorded message, Cory Hahn, 2010 graduate of Mater Dei High School, extended a personal thank you for the outpouring of support he has received during his rehabilitation.

Hahn suffered a spinal cord injury and paralysis during his second collegiate baseball game at Arizona State University in February 2011. Nearly one year later, he still faces a difficult road to recovery and is continuing to undergo extensive rehabilitation and medical care.

"Cory's strength, faith and unfailing determination have inspired and amazed us all," said Patrick Murphy, president of Mater Dei High School. "He is a tremendous young man who continues to show the same courage and fight he showed when helping the USA Baseball 18U National Team to a win gold medal in 2009, and leading Mater Dei's baseball team to a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship in 2010."

Mater Dei is now supporting the efforts of Trinity Bats to raise the funds needed to provide Hahn get access to the cutting edge technology, medicine and programs available to treat spinal cords injuries. Trinity Bats has designed the Pro Model Hahn bat which is available online to the public at Fifteen percent of the proceeds will go toward the Cory Hahn Fund, which has been set up through the Campus Ministry office at Mater Dei High School.

A golf tournament is also being hosted to benefit the Cory Hahn Fund. The 1st Annual Cory Hahn Benefit Golf Tournament takes place Monday, February 13 at the Alta Visit County Club in Placentia. More information is available at or by calling event organizer Don Campbell at (714) 296-9290 or