On February 29, 2020 we will be hosting our 7th Annual For the Love of the Game Dinner and Silent Auction. All funds raised will go towards all the athletic programs at Braden River High School. A county-wide budget crisis means that the athletic programs in Manatee County are receiving no financial support from the district office. The athletic directors have been told that they must fund their programs internally through ticket sales and fundraising.The programs here at BRHS have conducted many small fundraisers independently, but we are looking to pool our resources together to fund all of our athletic programs through one special event! Please join us and support the athletic programs at BRHS
This years guest speaker is Bob Bowling, former Athletic Director of Braden River High. Bob was born in 1948 in Radford, Virginia. he has been married to Elaine for 39 years. He has three sons. Rob, Casey and Matt and six grandchildren. Bob is a graduate of Manatee High School class of 1966. After which he attended Fort Scott Jr. College, University of Central Missouri Graduate of Baker University 1973 and he also served two years in the U.S. Army Infantry. He has held the following Coaching Position’s:Miami Edison, Secondary,Groveton, Tx. Off. Coordinator, Manatee High Off. Coordinator, Pasco High Head Coach, Zephyrhills. Off. Coordinator, Lumberton, Texas off. Line, Mexia, Tx. Off. Line, Palmetto. Head Coach-A.D, Braden River. A.D. After which he retired. Bob also played the football and baseball and had the following experiences: Manatee- QB, DB, Ft. Scott J.C. QB, Track-Javelin, U of Central Missouri QB, Baker University QB, Baseball- Shortstop. With his experiences he gained the following awards & recognitions: Manatee High-All County Football. Named Outstanding Senior Athlete,Ft. Scott J.C. Captain, Baker University Offensive MVP. Baseball Captain, Bradenton Herald, Sarasota Herald Coach of the year award, Channel 7 Coach of the Week, QB instructor All American Football Camp, Offensive Line instructor Emmitt Smith Football Camp. The most meaningful award Bob has ever received was being the First Inductee into Braden River High School Hall of Fame.