Birthday Basketball for Darnell
The birthday of Darnell Parker, the beloved Loveland High School woman’s head basketball coach is coming up in November, and his friend and team photographer Gayle Rothmeeler wanted to do something special for him. Coach Parker died after a long struggle with cancer this past July.
This is the plan…
In honor of Darnell’s Birthday, she would like us to collectively play basketball for the 24 hours of his birthday. It will be broken down into 1-hour segments so that throughout the entire day of his birthday there is someone playing basketball to remember him. This will all take place on November 26.
1. BASKETBALL– for the 24 hours of his birthday on November 26, have people sign up for 1-hour increments to play basketball in his honor. You can shoot hoops in your backyard etc. This can be done on an individual basis, so his family and friends all over can participate. I set up a sign up genius for those that are willing to take an hour. During “your hour” I hope that you can take a picture and tag him on social media so we can all see everyone celebrating and playing basketball for him. Here is the link to sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084ea8ad29a3fd0-birthday
2. Tee Shirts– I created a shirt with his favorite slogan “our way”. They are being sold for $10, with $5 being donated to the scholarship fund that Alexis and Madison, his daughters created. The deadline to order is November 1 so that they can be printed, shipped, and delivered in time to wear on his birthday. Here is the link for the tee shirt https://rpdiamond.com/products/ols/categories/team-darnell
3. DONATIONS– There is an additional option on the t-shirt link to donate to his scholarship fund. Again, $5 from each shirt will go there, but if you would like to donate additional money, that is an easy way to do so. The scholarship will support a Loveland High School student-athlete pursuing a college education who values giving back to their community and has a personal story with cancer.