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14-year-old Dajae Coleman, slain on his way home from a party in Evanston a year ago, loved basketball, and that was reflected in the events marking the anniversary of his death this weekend.

The Dajae Coleman Foundation, organized by his mother, Tiffany Rice, held a weekend full of events, highlighted by a basketball game Saturday at Evanston Township High School in which men who’d coached Dajae played his friends.

A Family Fun Night Friday evening at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center included roller skating, basketball games and an open-mike session for youngsters to share their memories.

Players gather around a locker door on which they’d written memories of DaJae. (Photos by Genie Lemieux-Jordan of Evanston Photographic Studios.)

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Great day

    I had the privilege of being there and boy was it fun. I got my Dajae package, watched the coaches try and cheat the teammates. I was glad to see the younsters win, and I know Dae was smiling from ear to ear.

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