Each month during the sports season, HeardCitizen.com and the Heard County Brave Nation on Facebook present the Male and Female Athlete of the Month Awards to Heard County Athletes who have performed at a high level of excellence.
The Female Athlete of the Month Award was being presented last Friday night to Sophomore Lady Brave softball and basketball player, Ms. Madison Whitehead.
Madison, a nominee for breakthrough athlete of the year at this year’s Bravy Awards, led the 14 and under Recreation Department Lady Braves to the state playoffs this year and was also named to the All-Region 5-AA softball team as a freshman last year.
The Male Athlete of the Month Award was presented to Recreation Department baseball stand-out Mr. Dale Thornhill. Dale was instrumental in leading the 12 and under Braves baseball team to a runner-up finish at this year’s state tournament.
Congratulations tonight to Ms. Madison Whitehead and Mr. Dale Thornhill on being named the Brave Nation Athletes of the Month for August! Each Athlete also received a $50 gift certificate compliments of Loco Rio, the official athlete of the month sponsor.
Loco Rio, an avid supporter of the Brave Nation will be offering food and drink specials for Brave fans after all varsity and middle school home football games this season so don’t miss out! (Click here to see Loco Rio’s full menu)