Fundraiser set for Friendswood football coach Nathan Roher

FRIENDSWOOD — One of the blessings of living in a smaller community is when a need arises and people have an opportunity to respond to that need while also encouraging those who are facing an uncertain journey.

Friendswood offensive coordinator Nathan Roher begins his 20th year with the Mustangs when the 2015 football season kicks off in just a few weeks.

Recently, coach Roher was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor and he is facing an unknown future.

Roher is a native of Friendswood. He earned a B.A. degree from Friends University and a Masters in Education from the University of Houston. He teaches AP World History. He is married to wife, Tena. They have four children, Elaina, age 16, Sallianne, age 14, Joseph Thad (J.T.), age 11 and Nate, age 5. Roher enjoys fishing, family, and kickball.

Regardless of the diagnoses, Roher and his family are authentic examples of those who have great faith in God and they have already shown their incredible faith and trust in God that has been an inspiration to others.

A dedicated friend-base has risen up to begin the journey with the Roher family. And you can be a part of that journey too!

On Saturday, August 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. - there will be the Nathan Roher Benefit at Sno Beach which is located at 600 S. Friendswood Drive.

Raffle sales for the benefit have already begun and can be purchased as Sno Beach or from many local businesses or community members! The tickets are $10 each.

The event will include live music, raffles, and family fun.

Recently, coach Roher blogged, "Also, so thankful for feeling good enough to start two-a-day practices this week...and have another year to coach Mustang football."

Some of the Raffle Items include: Weekend Getaway in Galveston, Landscape Lighting, Custom BBQ Pit, Nolan Ryan memorabilia, and many, many other items.