A program of Hunter Watson Memorial Fund
The love his family and friends had for Hunter as well as the pain they felt after his death inspired them to start Hunter’s Fund. They hoped to use this organization to celebrate Hunter’s life and interests and give back to other young people. The Fund gives grants to young individuals in the performing arts, music, computer science, and entrepreneurship- the areas that inspired Hunter daily. The fund also actively works to raise awareness about distracted driving to ensure that other young drivers are safe behind the wheel. You can learn more about the fund, how to help the cause, and Hunter at the Hunter Brooks Watson website.
Learn more about Hunter
Hunter Brooks Watson was a Syracuse University iSchool student who passed away in June of 2016 in a distracted driving accident. Hunter had a diverse set of interests and hobbies. The smile and energy he carried with him couldn’t be ignored and was always felt by those who surrounded him. Hunter had a love for sports, his family and friends, and music- starting his first band, Black Out, at age 10. His “go get them” attitude mixed with his love of music inspired him to work with local nightclubs to host teen-only nights that he would manage and promote. Before the accident, Hunter had even begun working on his own tech company.