Parney to Walk '500 Miles of Love' for COVID-19 Relief

It's happening on April 16th via livestream!

April 10, 2020
kat simons

"LESS than 24 hours from NOW!  .  Please see the links below and join us for a donation to fight Covid 19 or connect with us tomorrow morning on the Flying Squirrels You Tube channel starting at 6:30 AM.  Please join with us TOMORROW as we still celebrate Opening day TOGETHER!!!!!!  Please send this information around to as many people as possible.  Missing you all terribly!"

It's happening on April 16th via livestream!

From the Richmond Flying Squirrels:

"Richmond Flying Squirrels’ VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell will walk the bases at The Diamond on Thursday, April 16 to help raise help raise funds for Richmond-area organizations assisting with COVID-19 relief efforts.

Beginning at 6:35 a.m. on the day that was originally scheduled to be the Flying Squirrels’ home opener, Parney will begin walking the basepaths at The Diamond. The event will be streamed live on the Flying Squirrels’ YouTube channel.

“As we strive to stay positive during this time, we thought a great way to bring the community together and to help raise money to support those fighting on the front lines against COVID-19 would be to ‘touch ‘em all,’” Parney said. “We miss our fans terribly and think this is a good way for all of us to join forces on a day that would have been another special Opening Day in Richmond, and we can still make it special in a different way.”

The Flying Squirrels are collecting donations of $25 for each base Parney hits and $100 for each lap, with proceeds going to Flying Squirrels Charities for distributing to Richmond-area organizations helping with coronavirus relief efforts. Donations can be submitted by texting BasesOfLove to 76278 or online at

On his walk, Parney will circle the bases 125 times, totaling a distance of more than 8.5 miles.

In an effort to practice safe social distancing and best ensure the health and of the Flying Squirrels family, the team’s front offices and team store are currently closed. Fans looking to reach out to the Flying Squirrels front office can find information here and are encouraged to interact on social media through FacebookInstagram and Twitter."