Local woman launches Tide and Tiger activity books

Hoover resident and Business owner Darla Hall has created football activity books and apps for kids.

She will roll out a Roll Tide Activity Book and app along with a War Eagle Activity Book and app this week, both of which have been licensed through the Collegiate Licensing Company as well as the University of Alabama and Auburn University.

The activity books each contain nearly 40 pages of activities such as drawing, coloring, word search puzzles, mazes, crosswords, trivia, football facts, and more. They also include stickers and dream team autograph cards. The apps will feature interactive versions of these activities, and each book offers team related activities.

When a friend's son was hit by a car and hospitalized, Hall looked for something to give him to keep him occupied during his recovery. The boh, Miles Waldrop, was a lover of "all things Alabama football" so she began searching for Alabama football activity books. When she was unable to find anything like she was looking for, she sketched out her own Roll Tide Activity Book for him. A few weeks later she created the War Eagle Activity Book, and now both are becoming mobile apps.{}"I am elated to be able to present an innovative idea through my books and Apps that will appeal to families who love the tradition of college football," said Hall. "My goal is to put smiles on children's faces!"

Hall will give two children the first copies of her books at a launch party Thursday at the Aveda Institute in Hoover from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.{} Hunter Alexander and Eli Williams, two Alabama boys struggling with cancer will get them.

"I support the team that these sick children cheer for.{} If Eli is an Auburn fan, I love Auburn that day.{} If Hunter is an Alabama fan, I love Alabama that day," said Hall.{} "If I'm in a hospital and there is a mixed group of fans, then I say, 'Roll Tide with Alabama fans and War Eagle with Auburn fans.'{} I'll wear red and white or navy and orange depending on who I'm going to visit." {} For purchase locations, and additional information about In The Zone Publications, visit