Skip to main content
West Orange Times & Observer Friday, Apr. 29, 2016 6 years ago

Baseball tournament to honor Mr. B

A baseball tournament honors a beloved Lake Whitney teacher who died last month.
by: Jennifer Nesslar Reporter

Brian Bruton, Lake Whitney Elementary’s beloved PE teacher of 18 years, died of a heart attack last month. 

Mr. B, as he was better known, was known for his frequent high-fives and the care showed for each students. Read the Times & Observer’s tribute story here.

To remember Mr. B, the school has planned a mountable high-five plaque, trees with benches, a memory capsule, and new lettering to name the PE pavilion “B’s Place.” The school would also like to provide, in Mr. B’s honor, scholarships for students he mentored.

This weekend, 22 baseball teams of 10- to 12-year-old players will compete to raise money for Mr. B’s family and the memorial. 

The Observer has invested in new technology, so you can enjoy a more personalized online experience. By creating a user profile on, you can manage settings, customize content, enter contests and more, all while continuing to enjoy all the local news you care about — Click Here it's FREE.

Related Stories