Country artists are gathering on Sunday to remember a longtime sports manager who grew up around Coyote football.
At the age of 47, Louis Travis died of a massive heart attack in March. Travis was working with Devine ISD as a full time aide with special education department at the time of his death.
But his loyalty and pride was in Alice where he grew up around Coyote football. Travis was a 1986 graduate of Alice High School.
Musicians David Chamberlain, Brice Long and Kelly Kenning will be performing at K&R Bar off County Road 116 to raise money for the Louis Travis Memorial Scholarship Foundation. All proceeds will benefit Alice and Devine high school student athletes with scholarships.
The Singer/Songwriter Sunday Dinner and Show is from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. Mariachi Nuevo Royale will kick off the fundraiser.
Travis was a football manager for the team under coach Bruce Bush. He was also a fixture around the program, even after he graduated from high school. He was such a big fan of the program that it led to his father, Buddy Travis, writing and singing the song, “The Pride of South Texas,” which was the anthem of Coyote football at the time.
After leaving Alice, his passion for Alice football lead to him compiling a comprehensive list of facts and statistics about the program. He compiled the score of every football game Alice has ever played and a list of the program’s record against opponents and even the win-loss records of every head coach in the program’s history.
Door prizes will be raffled at the show including signed guitars by Roger Creager, Johnny Rodriguez, Kevin Fowler and Mark Chesnutt along with t-shirts and merchandise of Bri Bagwell.
The fee to attend the event is a $20 donation at the door.