Greenbrier Names Baseball Field In Honor Of Braxton Fuqua

Greenbrier Names Baseball Field In Honor Of Braxton Fuqua

GREENBRIER TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Greenbrier Mayor Bonnette Dawson read a resolution at Monday night’s Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting dedicating field 2 at Louise Martin Park the, “Braxton Fuqua Memorial Field.”

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Mayor Bonnette Dawson addressed the meeting; “Whereas the city of Greenbrier is proud that Braxton Fuqua called Greenbrier home and whereas Braxton’s strength, determination and his never quit attitude is what made this young man a hero to so many, and whereas one of Braxton’s favorite places to be was Louise Martin Park, he loved it there and whereas Braxton’s passion was playing baseball, not only did he love to play ball but he loved his team, his coaches and the entire ballpark atmosphere.

“Even when he couldn’t play, he would watch the games and support his team and friends like he was standing tall beside them. The baseball players, coaches and other parents became an extension of his family and loved him dearly.

“Whereas a highlight in Braxton’s baseball history was Greenbrier city sports and being a member of the all-star team that won the 2017 state tournament. So be it resolved the Board of Mayor and Alderman are proud and honored to name field 2 at Louise Martin Park the Braxton Fuqua Memorial Field. This resolution will be reflected in the minutes and added to the history of the city of Greenbrier.”

For the full meeting CLICK HERE.

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