Memorial Day weekend of 2010 a close friend, brother, and son by the name of Bryan
Stevenson had his life cut short while away at a softball tournament in Louisville, KY.
After his untimely death, a number of friends, family, and his former high school came
together to create a scholarship in his name, the Bryan Stevenson Memorial Scholarship.
All the proceeds received from the invitational golf outing will be donated to the
Bryan T. Stevenson was a graduate of Scott High School where he excelled in academics
as well as sports. While Bryan was an exceptional basketball player and a key asset for his team, baseball was his passion. Baseball would lead to opportunities to play at the collegiate level at Bluefield State in West Virgnia and would eventually land him back in Kentucky playing for the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels. His senior season Bryan finished 2nd in voting for Conference Player of the Year in the OVC (Ohio Valley Conference). After college Bryan would move back to his roots in NKY and begin a successful career as a sales rep selling CNC machinery. Bryan refused to let his competitive desire and athletic ability go to waste, so he joined a group of friends and began playing softball for the Good Guys. According to CincySoftball.com, Stevenson was the Northern Kentucky Softball Player of the Year in 2009. The website said Stevenson helped lead Good Guys/Bleachers/Edgewood Tavern to a 36-32 record and a Kentucky USSSA “C” State championship the year before his passing.
Although, Bryan had an impressive academic and athletic resume, these were not the reasons he was so well liked, known, and respected. His "live each day to the fullest" mentality and kind hearted attitude pulled everyone he met into him like gravity. All of Bryan's friends referred to him as their "best friend", because that is the affect he would have on people. He made everyone around him a priority and the generosity he showed them portrayed this day in and day out.
This event was one of many that was originally thrown after Bryan's passing. Since then, the BSI Weekend of events have partnered with the Bryan Stevenson Memorial Baseball Tournament. High schools from all over the Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area participate in the tournament each year. The tournament is hosted at Simon Kenton, Dixie Heights, and Scott High School. These three schools are the institutions that receive funds to be allocated for student-athlete scholarships.
The two events have combined their efforts and continue to keep Bryan’s
name going throughout the hearts of friends, family, and his community.