The Riff Ridgel Crawfish CookOff Benefit has been established in Riff’s name and is dedicated to providing support to families and individuals in the local community whose lives have been impacted by a catastrophic accident or illness.
On August 14, 2010 at the age of 32, Riff Ridgel was injured in a tragic accident which resulted in him being a quadriplegic on vent support. Riff lives in Tickfaw where his parents along with close family members continue taking care of him full time. He is able to sip & puff to move his wheelchair around on his own which gives him some independence. Riff enjoys spending time with his family, especially his son, Tristin, who is now 6 years. Through the support & love of caring family, friends and even people he has never met, Riff has been able to lead a productive life.Proceeds this year will go to:
- Ronald Louis (Riff) Ridgel: Riff survived a tragic accident which left him paralyzed and on ventilator support. Proceeds go to offset his continuing out-of-pocket medical expenses.