This past Sunday, 7 weeks after BJ went to heaven, a group of people, led with their heart, to recognize a 15 year old boy who lit up the world with his faith and perseverance. This basketball park was dedicated in BJ's memory. It's absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much to Curtis Richards, Salem United Methodist Church, and everyone who put their hearts into this project. We are deeply touched by the love and support from our Denver community.
From WBTV's Molly Grantham...
A really nice memorial, for a really beloved boy.
This basketball park was donated to BJ Correll's family and the entire Denver community over the weekend. BJ died March 6th after an aggressive 3-year battle with leukemia.
BJ had just turned 15 two days before.
He had what friends at North Lincoln Middle called a "warrior" attitude.
You can read more on BJ in past posts I'll put at the bottom.
BJ's basketball coach, Curt Richards, came up with the idea of donating a park. He proposed the idea - people jumped in to help. This park is located at the church where BJ often practiced, Salem United Methodist Church.
Curt poured heart and soul into this, as did the many people and companies who donated their time and talents. They totally re-did the outdoor basketball court adn small park.
His mom, Michelle, says she was overwhelmed with joy.
I'll put a picture of her speaking at the dedication in comments.
Thanks to the many friends of Michelle who wrote wanting to get the word out. I love that. I love when friends lift friends up. And special thanks to Heather Rontti for taking these photos.