Friends of Basketball


Darrell “Eddie” Arnold

Year Inducted: 2015

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations: Pekin High School

Biography: A 1953 Pekin High School graduate, “Eddie” has not missed a Pekin varsity basketball game since the beginning of the 1958 season through his Hall of Fame induction in 2015. He has followed the Dragons to such locales as Carbondale, Quincy, the Quad Cities and beyond.  Eddie has seen all Pekin Insurance Holiday Tournaments(a total of 50 in 2015) and every Thanksgiving tournament Pekin has participated in. He was a standout tennis player at Pekin and contributes to a number of Pekin athletic programs in addition to basketball.