Brayden Coverdale was a young man who loved sports. 

He grew up in Erath County where he played football for Stephenville High School and Tarleton State University before passing away unexpectedly in March 2016.

His family has honored his memory by establishing The Brayden Coverdale Fighting Heart Memorial Scholarship, and now they are gearing up for the annual golf tournament that raises money for the scholarship.

“Brayden had a passion for sports and always gave 100 percent,” said his mother Nicki Colbert. “He had a fighting heart and truly cherished his family and friends. This golf tournament is a way for the community to come together to honor that.”

The four-person scramble will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, at Squaw Creek Golf Course in Glen Rose.  

The fee is $100 per player and includes a cart, welcome bag, lunch and prize drawings.

All the proceeds go directly to the scholarship, which awards $10,000 to an incoming freshman student-athlete at Tarleton State University. 

Some of the requirements include a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 and that student must maintain a 3.0 GPA while enrolled at Tarleton.  

To sign up for the golf tournament, call or text Leroy Coverdale at 806-228-1119 or Nicki Colbert at 254-967-6276.

For more information on the scholarship, visit Brayden Coverdale Fighting Heart Memorial Scholarship on Facebook.