Meet Garrett Brown, a senior at Corvallis High School and a three-sport athlete at football, basketball and track. Garrett’s mind is constantly occupied by sports, however Garrett also enjoys being a role model who works hard and who is kind and respectful on and off the field. Garrett volunteered at the Flathead United Methodist Summer Camp, and has over time developed strong leadership skills, demonstrated kindness and how to just have fun. These inspirations continue to shine through those who are around him.
“Growing up, [I was] a little bit socially awkward and that was a place where I felt home. I wanted to give that to a kid who was like me and maybe I could do the same thing that my counselors did for me for another kid. That’s the same thing with sports,” Brown said. “I remember all of the mentors who—when I was a freshman—would a joke around with me and bring me into the frame of the team. So, that’s kind of the same way I’ll try to do for the rest of the freshmen below me or the underclassmen.”
Corvallis head basketball coach Zane Warnken agree that Brown’s combination of leadership and kindness make him the perfect teammate.
“He’s a great kid, he’s kind of a big teddy bear honestly. He’s a huge kid who plays hard. He’s very respectful; he’s kind to everybody to everybody in the program,” Warnken said. “He leads us in a good way.”
This fall, Garrett will travel across state lines to play in Bismark, North Dakota for the University of Mary, where he’ll bring his trademark frame and trademark smile.
Mattress Firm wishes you all the success in your future endeavors Garrett Brown. Thank you for motivating and inspiring all of us!