Molly's Kids: Basketball court dedicated for Lincoln County's BJ Correll

Molly's Kids: Basketball court dedicated for Lincoln County's BJ Correll

LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A really nice memorial, for a really beloved boy.

A 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 and small park.

His mom, Michelle, says she was overwhelmed with joy.

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.


Past posts on BJ:

March 6th >>
March 4th, 2016, Happy Birthday >>
February 12th, 2016 >>
December 10th, 2015 >>
June 24th, 2015 >>

**Editor's note: This is about one of #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published there – which is why it's written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed hundreds of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story and updates on all #MollysKids here.**