Thank you for visiting this page. The purpose of this site is to help financially support Shirley Denning's two children and due to overwhelming need, the goal has been increased to $40,000.
Shirley Denning was killed in a car accident on Friday, July 28, 2017 on US93 near Wickenburg, AZ. The accident also took the life of her boyfriend, Alex Iafrate. They were on their way to see Shirley's children play in basketball tournaments in Las Vegas and to visit her mother, Grace.
As a devoted mother, coach and teacher, Shirley's life was dedicated to children, especially her own daughter and son. While there are no words to describe the tremendous pain being felt by those who loved her, there are ways to help. This site has been set up to allow anyone to contribute financially to Shirley's family. Please help us spread the word. One of her life motto's was "Play Unified, Live Unified" - now is the time for us to come together and be Unified for Shirley.
Please also consider giving to the Alex Iafrate Memorial Fund to help his family.
My name is Krista Bench, a longtime friend of Miss Shirley's and fellow basketball mom. I am working with Shirley's family to manage this site and provide updates. My prayers are with Shirley and Alex's families. Please contact me with any questions.
Thank you on behalf of Shirley's family. All proceeds from this site will go to directly to the family of Shirley Denning.