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updated: 3/9/2014 10:30 PM

Snowboarders hit the slopes to help injured teen

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  • A new snowboard, autographed with well wishes from dozens of supporters, sits at a table full of donated goods being sold to raise money for a 17-year-old boy injured March 2 when he was caught in a machine at the Raging Buffalo Snow Park in Algonquin. The snowboard will be given to P.J. O'Donnell after the fundraiser.

       A new snowboard, autographed with well wishes from dozens of supporters, sits at a table full of donated goods being sold to raise money for a 17-year-old boy injured March 2 when he was caught in a machine at the Raging Buffalo Snow Park in Algonquin. The snowboard will be given to P.J. O'Donnell after the fundraiser.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • People gather Sunday at a table full of donated goods being sold to raise money for P.J. O'Donnell, the 17-year-old injured March 2 when he was caught in a machine at the Raging Buffalo Snow Park in Algonquin.

       People gather Sunday at a table full of donated goods being sold to raise money for P.J. O'Donnell, the 17-year-old injured March 2 when he was caught in a machine at the Raging Buffalo Snow Park in Algonquin.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
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It's finally beginning to feel like spring, but Sunday's sunny skies and above-freezing temperatures didn't keep snowboarders from across the area from heading to Raging Buffalo Snow Park in Algonquin to help out one of their own.

Friends and supporters of P.J. O'Donnell, the 17-year-old Raging Buffalo employee seriously injured at the facility March 2, hit the slopes to raise funds to help in his recovery.

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Volunteers manned a table of donated goods that were sold and raffled during the event was called "Ride for P.J.,"and snowboarders wore red ribbons and handmade buttons as a sign of support. Many also signed a snowboard with encouraging messages that later will be delivered to P.J.

The Jacobs High School student was injured when his arm became trapped in machinery at the park.

He was in intensive care for several days and is recovering from multiple surgeries.

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