A former New England Patriots player is doing his bid to raise money for a high-school hockey player who was severely injured during a game back in January.

Patrick Chung, who recently announced his retirement from the NFL, was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the NFL Draft back in 2009. After 11 seasons as a strong safety, primarily with the Pats, Patrick made the announcement to retire last month.

Chung made an announcement Friday on Twitter that he will be hosting a golf tournament on May 17 to act as a charity fundraiser for high school hockey player A.J. Quetta.

Quetta severely injured his spinal cord when he crashed headfirst into the boards during a game in Springfield back on January 26. He had to be carried off the ice on a stretcher.

Quetta, a player for Bishop Feehan, is now in a spinal cord rehabilitation facility in Atlanta, planning to return to Massachusetts in May, according to WHDH/7 News Boston.

Chung is looking forward to helping out A.J. and his family by hosting this 72-team golf tournament. He's looking for donations of auction items and he's asking anyone who has auction items that they would like to donate to please direct message him on his Twitter account.

Whatever you can donate, big or small, would be of great help. Remember what Mother Theresa was fond of saying, "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."

For more on the story, visit WHDH's website here.

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