Tonight, the Durham City Council will proclaim that Tuesday, October 17th as “Rodney Rogers Day in Durham”. Rogers is a former basketball player at Hillside High School, Wake Forest University and he played in the NBA. City Councilman, Eddie Davis who is a former teacher at Hillside, spearheaded the push for “Rodney Rogers Day”.
After retiring from the NBA, Rogers worked for the city of Durham until is dirt bike accident in 2008 that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. The Durham native, Rogers and his wife, Faye run his foundation The Rodney Rogers Foundation. He travels across the country giving speeches about his career and his dirt bike accident.
The city council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza in Durham. Everyone is invited to attend.