Samantha’s mother, Heather Blackburn will be there to walk her daughter down court when senior athletes are recognized between games.
But her dad, Major James Blackburn, is serving in the U.S. Air Force in Qatar, Afghanistan, and can’t be there in person.
Game Announcer Mike Hayes will introduce Samantha and talk about what her dad is doing.
Then, Heather Blackburn will walk her daughter down the court along with her dad via Skype.
He will be “Skyped” in on a laptop sitting on a cart that will be push down the court with her.The laptop will be turned toward the crowd and in front of her so that Major Blackburn will essentially be walking with her and getting to watch her receive her senior recognition.
Information provided by Julie Ellis
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