Look Up Wristband For Coaches V.Cancer In Memory of Isaiah Hunters Father

February 10, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 10, 2005

NORFOLK, VA--The Old Dominion University men's basketball team is sponsoring a fundraiser for the National Coaches VS. Cancer Charity in honor of the late Irving Hunter, father of Isaiah Hunter.

Proceeds will be raised from the sale of the wristbands with the words "Look Up" imprinted on the band. This is a phrase Irving Hunter used during his battle with cancer as inspiration. Irving Hunter II wrote a poem for his father's funeral entitled "Look up", a copy of which will be included with each wristband purchase.

The wristbands will sell for $5 for one or three for $10. They will be available at the Monarch shop in the Ted Constant Convocation Center during Saturday's ODU-Virginia Commonwealth game, and all remaining home games.

What started as the teams interest in showing their support for Isaiah Hunter and his family, has grown to include the Old Dominion University family and friends.

"Initially we wanted to show Isaiah that the team was behind him, and use it as a reminder to hold strong together, knowing that Irving is watching over us," said ODU team captain Alex Loughton who initiated the idea.

"Irving's love for the game is a perfect match with the Coaches V. Cancer charity and their mission of cancer research and awareness tied in with the game basketball," says ODU head coach Blaine Taylor.

LOOK UP I know you are in heaven looking down on us. Keep your chin off your chest, you know we don't settle for nothing but the best.

Put in this world to serve God's purpose and pass his test. Times are hard but better days are to com. That's why I look up.

I Look up to recieve the joy of life. We look up daily getting closer to Christ. Knowing that he paid the price. No more suffering, no more pain, and no more long nights.

Look up when times get hard. Let go and let God and then the problem is solved. All blessings rain from above, I look up to the hills to recieve the strength from God.

Looking up is what gets me by, knowing we all have a Father in the heavenly sky

Look up 'cause we are too blessed to be street; Thanking God for his breath and the gift of eternal life through Christ.

Written by Irving Hunter II, brother of ODU student-athlete Isaiah Hunter, in memory of their father Irving Hunter.