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Profile: Brenden Sutherland

Profile: Brenden Sutherland

 
Brenden Sutherland was born and raised in the small town of Cross Hill, South Carolina. The third of five children, Sutherland’s childhood was marked by poverty. His mother was a stay-at-home parent, while his father worked occasionally in heavy industry and mining. The family faced a number of tough economic times while Sutherland was growing up, which left limited funds for the boy to participate in organized sports. Sutherland remembers being mocked for playing hockey and often having his hockey dreams dismissed. Some coaches encouraged him to take up baseball or football, which offered more monetary support.