People from across the U.S. and East Tennessee continue to honor the life of Zaevion Dobson by making sure his legacy lives on in the form of a scholarship.
School officials have set up a scholarship fund in his honor. The scholarship will be given to a Fulton High senior every year.
So far, organizers have collected more than $8,000 of their $10,000 goal. To donate, click here.
Last Friday, Fulton high students wore t-shirts featuring his football number, 24.
“It’s amazing to see our kids step up in a situation like this,” said Rob Black, Fulton’s head football coach. “That just shows you the character of Zaevion, and how that has kind of spilled over into our school family here.”
Now, leaders in the community are coming together for a 10Listens special on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
They’ll discuss a variety of topics surrounding tools to prevent violence in our community and offer solutions to keeping kids away from gangs.
We expect to be speaking with Andrew Canty, President of 100 Black Men, Rick Staples, Zaevion’s mentor from 100 Black Men, Rob Speas, Principal of Fulton High School, Coach Rob Black, the Fulton High School Head Football Coach, and Jackie Clay, Save our Sons Program Manager.