In loving memory of Zykia, #8

Awarding Youth Athletic Scholarships in Honor of Zykia Burns

Our first scholarship recipient, Elijah Davis

Congratulations, DaShawn Wilson!

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Congratulations, DaShawn Wilson, for being the 8 Lives On Fall 2016 “Help A Child Play” Youth Athletic Scholarship Recipient!

DaShawn is an amazingly caring and intelligent seven-year-old athlete who developed a passion for football at the age of four.  Playing both offense and defense, DaShawn is truly a versatile player.  He takes each snap with heart and determination and strives to do his very best every time he steps on the field.  He challenges himself by training and conditioning with his dad and older siblings to help prepare him with fulfilling his dream of one day playing for the University of Alabama.  For now, DaShawn plays with the 7U Central Bobcats team under Head Coach Dennis Long.  Coach Long states that DaShawn is a great kid to work with and compliments him for both his hard work and his dedication.

Not only does DaShawn display MVP qualities on the field, he excels in the classroom as well. DaShawn attained all A’s with the exception of one B and received the Dogwood Elementary First Grade Math Wizard Award for the 2015-2016 school year, as well as many other academic achievements.

Although DaShawn demonstrates great passion for football, his love for God and family is at the top of his list.  He has worshiped and actively participated in youth activities at Hillcrest United Methodist Church for over three years.  Youth Director Sara Vittetoe says he has shared his love of football on several occasions and always brings a smile, along with his wisdom and insight, to their Sunday school class.

DaShawn’s scholarship money will cover his football fees, the cost of his uniform, and the cost of his shoes.  DaShawn, we at 8 Lives On want to wish you much success this football season and throughout your athletic career.

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Congratulations, Elijah Davis!

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Congratulations to Elijah Davis for being the first recipient of our 8 Lives On Youth Athletic Scholarship.

Elijah is a young talented wrestler from Knoxville, Tennessee, who developed a passion for the sport during his football off-season. He joined his first wrestling team while in middle school in Morristown, Tennessee -placing fifth in the state tournament that year and second the following year.  This season, Elijah padded his stats with twenty-six wins and placed third in the regional tournament for his high school team. Elijah’s hard work and determination gained him an invitation to represent Tennessee on the DownUnder Sports Central Conference Wrestling Team in Australia this summer.  He will spend nine days mastering his freestyle wrestling skills, competing, and experiencing the beautiful sights of Australia.  In addition to his nine-day stay, Elijah will also enjoy three days relaxing and exploring Waikiki, Hawaii.

Elijah, 8 Lives On wishes you success at the DownUnder Sports Central Conference Tournament this summer and throughout your athletic career.

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If you would like to help a child like Elijah fulfill their athletic dreams, please donate today!

8 Lives On gives special thanks to all of our supporters. Together, we can Help A Child Play!