The check was presented on behalf of the 3rd Annual Brad Scott Memorial Golf Tournament, which raises money for the AHA in honor of its namesake. Scott, former vice president of sales at Maverick, died of a sudden heart attack in 2007, shortly after celebrating his 20-year anniversary with the company.
"Despite hard economic times, we were able to raise a considerable amount of money in Brad's honor thanks to the generous support of sponsors such as John Lewis, Nucor-Yamato Steel, Target Media Partners, Pilot Truck Centers, Gwatney Chevrolet and Truck Centers of Arkansas," said David Glavin, director of the tournament.
"The team at Maverick is to be applauded for turning the death of their co-worker, Brad, into an opportunity to save the lives of others," said Carol Dyer, executive director of the AHA. "We are inspired by our friends at Maverick and are proud to partner with them as we work towards our goal of eradicating heart disease and stroke."