Photo Gallery | My Town Heroes nominees: Tyrus and Shawn
GREENBRIER, Ark. (KTHV) – Our newest My Town Hero Nomination comes out of Greenbrier, where two 16-year-olds are making a difference on the Little League scene.
Susan Beshears has nominated Tyrus and Shawn for an honor. She said two teens show up for every practice and game to teach ten boys on a team about baseball how to love the game, be responsible, work hard, and be good team players.
“It’s a wonderful thing these two young men are doing for younger boys,” added Beshears. “I’d also like to mention that not only do they spend much of their time at the fields with the boys but they go eat with the team after games on Friday nights when I’m sure they would much rather be doing something else.”
The duo has also been posting photos of themselves with the team members during practice on social media.
You might be wondering why two teens came to be assistant coaches for a Little League team. Beshears said the Little League in Greenbrier was one coach short, and one man, Scott Adamson, stepped up to the challenge of coaching a 12+ age group just so the players could have a good season and every opportunity to play. While the team had a coach, Adamson needed some help to run the practices if he wasn’t able to be there, so he called on Tyrus—a teen who had been spending the winter working with children the same age. His friend Shawn came along sometime afterward.
Do you know someone in your community who goes above and beyond? Maybe they’re always helping people, or greets everyone with a smile. Perhaps they’ve beat unthinkable odds or have accomplished something exceptional.
We want to highlight them. To have your My Town Hero featured, email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Their name,
- Their hometown,
- Their contact information,
- A photo of them, and
- What makes them extra special
Include “My Town Hero” in the email subject line and we’ll take care of publishing it for you. Their story might even be told on air by THV11's Denise Middleton.