Memorial run, scholarship set for past Linfield athlete

Kellie Bowen, Staff Writer

To honor the life of Parker Moore, Linfield and the McMinnville Police and Fire Association are sponsoring a memorial run.

The Parker Archie Moore 3.5-Mile Memorial Run/ Walk will take place at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Maxwell Field track where the race will start and finish.

The run will include the 1.5 bark-covered Wellness Trail.

There will also be a memorial for Moore prior to the run.

Shirts will be provided on a first come first serve basis as well.

The proceeds will go toward the Parker Archie Moore Memorial Fund that was set up by his family to help create the Parker Archie Moore Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship will go to a Linfield student that shares the same characteristics and values that Moore had.

“The 3.5-mile distance was specifically chosen to honor Parker and his passion for Linfield College Football,” Hopp wrote in the email to students.

“I think it’s really neat that the police department’s taken such an interest in this and has worked with the college to find a suitable time. It’s nice to see they have an active interest and they really want to try to raise awareness and raise some money for him,” said Joe Smith, head of coach of the Wildcats football team.

Students and community members can sign up the day of the race starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20.

To donate, go to and search for the Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run.