Updated: 05/12/2014 6:26 PM
Created: 05/12/2014 3:09 PM WNYT.com
By: Benita Zahn
More than 200 people spent Monday at the Capital Hills Golf Course. It wrapped up with a dinner .. all supporting the 5th Annual Jonesy Open. It raises money for Mike Jones. He became paraplegic during a rugby game in Florida.
Known as Jonesy, he's been rehabbing, locally. A few months ago he regained some movement in his right hand. That got him excited to go to a specialized rehab and research center in Kentucky. Now he's on the waiting list at the Frazier Institute. Money raised at this event will help cover costs and ongoing expenses.
"I won't expect any miracles" says Jonesy, "But I expect hard work like we're still doing and, just a positive note to see what I can also do about the research program."
P.G.A. champ Blaine Mc Callister joined in the effort both on the course and during the dinner, helping to raise more money during a live auction.
Jonesy, his wife Lisa and their daughter who's almost 6 say they are so very thankful for ongoing community support.