About Us

On the morning car rides to school, Carter and I talked about what kinds of businesses we would start should the opportunity arise.  No matter the business, the name always included "Duke."  We are sports-loving family.  My boys love to play sports and watch sports. If they aren't playing a sport, they are at a sporting event or watching one.  My boys know more sports stats than anyone I know. 

On January 19, 2022, after I dropped Carter off at school, it hit me - Duke Sports.  I immediately texted Carter, and we bought the domain name that night.  We decided we would focus on apparel to get our name out there, with plans to add sports marketing and a podcast run by my other son, Cade.  A couple months later, here we are.

The name Duke comes from two of my father-in-law, Paul's, favorite things - Duke Snider, who played for the Dodgers, and John Wayne "The Duke."  This is why we named our dog Duke and now Duke Sports.

Paul was one of the greatest men I've ever known.  We hope to honor him through this adventure.  He created a legacy.  Now it is our turn.  We hope to share our stories and the adventures of Duke along the way.  We hope you will find some joy through this journey with us.

We are glad you are here.

x, Trisha


Trisha Parent

Mum of Presley, Cade & Carter.  Loves to travel and watch her boys play baseball.   

Carter Parent

Head of Graphic Design.  High School Student and Athlete.  Loves baseball, drawing, music, Disneyworld, traveling, and hanging out with his friends.

Cade Parent

Future Duke Sports Podcast host.  College Student and Athlete.  Loves baseball, traveling, and hanging out with his friends.


Our Great Dane, named after Duke Snider and John Wayne “The Duke.”  Loves his Newfoundland brother, Miller, and sister cat, Mookie Betts.  Thinks he is a lap dog and loves to snuggle.  Also answers to “Ralphie.”

Paul Parent

The best dad and grandfather.  Always had a joke to tell.  Loved to coach and watch his grandkids play sports.  Always showed up.  Forever with us.  Fly High #4. 


Thanks for visiting our site.  We leave with words from 2 Dukes and Paul Parent:

"Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway."  John Wayne "The Duke"

"In the split second from the time the ball leaves the pitcher's hand until it reaches the plate you have to think about your stride, your hip action, your wrist action, determine how much, if any the ball is going to break and then decide whether to swing at it." Duke Snider.  Source: The Sporting News (November 19, 1952)

"Glad you got to see me."  Paul Parent