KISHON COPPER LIVES ON!

BY ERIC IKPE

 

It was only nine years ago, where the passion of Football started for Kishon Cooper. Born November 10, 2002, Kishon enjoyed Football at the early stages of his life.He always enjoyed playing Madden on his XBOX, and was a Gator fan (UF).You would think football would have been the last thing that would have struck his interest, being raised where music was the constant sound in his ear. His father, Kerash Cooper, a musician, stated that Kishon always loved the game of football, which was mind-boggling because he was always in the studio working on his material. Kishon went from transitioning to video games, and bringing his talent to the field.

Playing for Washington Park Buccaneers located in Hollywood, Fl is where he spent his time developing into a talented defensive back and wide receiver. His desire for the game was so strong that he would come home and run drills around the house. "It got to the point where I would start watching football just because of Kishon," Kerash said. "I was proud of him, and what he was doing on the field."

Even though it may seem like they had two separate interests, the relationship between Kishon and his father was more than words can describe. Playing for Washington Park in his first year, Kishon had special skills that required him to play offense/defense, which requires rigorous dedication and talent to accomplish. Kishon sported the number 9 and was excited to start the season with his teammates in the 90lbs division.

While running drills at home, Kerash reenacts the tragic event as "I had water in one hand and Kool-aid in my other hand, he had one more lap to go and he said dad I don't feel good." Kishon then past away shortly thereafter, and the cause of death was heat complications. Kishon Cooper memory still lives on throughout Washington Park, and his father known as coach champ stills support the team and attends games.

This past Saturday at Curtis Park, teams from all over came to play in the 2011 super championship which was renamed to the "Kishon Cooper" championship, and Kerash Cooper handed out all trophies with his son picture stamped on each trophy. "I remember when he was born, it was two days after my birthday." Kerash stated. "My birthday is November 8th and his is November 10th, that was the best gift of my life." Coach champ was also there to support the undefeated Washington Park 175 pound division as they took on Moore Park Generals. All coaches dressed as one, with T-shirts labeled with #9 on the back with Kishon name attached. As they celebrated their big win, Washington Park 175's Head Coach Vonnie stated, "We did it for Kishon."

The short life Kishon lived made a big impact on many lifes, and his father will continue to spread the joyous and memorable times he had with his son. Through the young players that participate in the NYFL  and championship games in his name, will continue to honor the memory of #9, Kishon Cooper!


Views: 645

Comment

You need to be a member of Generation Nexxt to add comments!

Join Generation Nexxt

Comment by LadyBucs_Z on October 3, 2012 at 4:55pm

R.I.P Kishon even doe u are not here anymore everthing we do is for u. We Love U.

Comment by Eric Ikpe on December 4, 2011 at 10:57pm
Indeed it is a sad story, I'm just trying to project the voice of a true superstar
Comment by jemel on December 4, 2011 at 8:56pm
My prayers go out to the family!!!!
Comment by Joe Sefuss on December 2, 2011 at 12:54am

Very sad story man! A parent should'nt have to bury his/her child. My prayers goes out to the parents, teammates and everyone else affected by the lost of this young man. As a father of 5 myself I don't know how I could get through a terrible lost like this!

BSO SAFETY TIPS

Members

CONTACT US

Generation Nexxt

Discovering Tomorow's Stars Today

Office: 954-282-1160 | Fax: 888-539-6746

Email: info@gennexxt.com

Community Partnerships: Please email info@gennexxt.com

YOUTH. FAMILY. COMMUNITY

IF THE PROS HAVE ESPN

NOW THE YOUTH HAVE GENERATION NEXXT !

 

WELCOME OUR PROUD NEW LEAGUE AFFILIATIONS:

GENERATION NEXXT NATIONAL PHENOM SPOTLIGHT

© 2019   Created by Generation Nexxt.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Web Analytics