Dennis Purnell

Merchandise Coordinator

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Hello, my name is Dennis Purnell. Merchandise Coordinator for the Checkers. My responsibilities are all things retail. Buying, staffing, merchandising, and managing our ecommerce business. My journey with the Checkers started in August of 2023. I came from the NBA working for the Charlotte Hornets for 8 years. Through those 8 years I developed skill and knowledge I plan to incorporate with the mission of the Checkers. The main goal is to enhance the guest experience with retail. I look forward to a great first season and future with this team.


Hometown Norfolk, VA
College and major University of Maryland Eastern Shore/ Hotel & Restaurant Management
Favorite sports team Minnesota Timberwolves
First hockey game October 13th, 2023
If you could create a menu item for the Red Line Club, what would it be? Some type of handheld
Favorite memory with the Checkers Building memories during my first season
Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck? One horse sized duck