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Hunter Pearson Memorial Scholarship

$40,200 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 227 people in 12 months
Created May 31, 2017
Hunter was a standout athlete at Columbia River High School in Vancouver, WA and was due to graduate on June 10th, 2017.  He was soft spoken, because words were not Hunter Pearson.  A teammate shared that “He had a way of uniting everyone without saying a word.” Still, a fellow senior friend said, “when he spoke, you heard him.” He had earned a Legacy Scholarship to attend Utah State University in the Fall where he committed to play Aggie football.

On Saturday May 27th, 2017 he tragically drowned at Lacamas Lake while with friends enjoying an early summer day.  River head football coach Christian Swain coached Pearson for one season, but puts him in an elite group of exceptional kids he’s coached in his nearly 20 years. He labels Pearson as the complete package because “he really reflected everything we want from a young person.”

“He’s a person we’ll point back to for many, many years as an example of what we all strive to be in our community, and what our student-athletes look like — he reflects the quality that we represent in every way,” Swain said.

On the field, Swain described Pearson as River’s equivalent of ex-Seahawk Marshawn Lynch — Beastmode, shown by the plethora of Skittles bags left at the River Rock over the 48 hours after his death— as an all-league running back and outside linebacker. Last fall, Pearson rushed for nearly 1,000 yards and scored eight touchdowns in the Chieftains’ 5-5 season.

Yet that strength also was demonstrated by how gentle he was off the field. He was a model student, and recently honored at an assembly for perfect attendance.  But his passion for football was second to none.

To honor Hunter, his parents will now use the money they saved over his lifetime to attend college, to start a memorial scholarship fund for other football athletes that demonstrate Hunter’s passion for life both on and off the field. 

In addition to this Go Fund Me, donations can be made out to:  Hunter W. Pearson Memorial Scholarship Fund and mailed to: 10013 N.E. Hazell Dell Ave, #159, Vancouver, WA, 98685.

Organizer: Noa Lidstone, Vancouver WA
Father of teammates Nahiku and Noholoa at CRHS
The Pearson Family had asked me to manage this on their behalf.  
All funds will be directly withdrawn by the Pearson family for the Memorial Scholarship in Hunter's honor.
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Aloha everyone....We have a big fundraising event coming up on October 3rd. Beaches Restaurants at the PDX Airport and in Vancouver along with Warehouse '23 in Vancouver will be putting on a cashback fundraiser at their restaurants all day. 50% of your bill will be donated to the Hunter Pearson Memorial Scholarship. All you have to do is mention that you are there in support of Hunter. Get out there, gather up your friends and have a nice meal at either one of these wonderful establishments on October 3rd. We are so grateful to Beaches and Warehouse '23 for putting this fundraising event together. 50% of each bill is a huge "Cashback" donation. Please start spreading the word. Thank you!!
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What a wonderful community we live in, surrounded by so much support. We just completed an unbelievable fundraiser this past Sunday with an out-pouring of support across the entire community. Dutch Bros. Hazel Dell and 99th Street put on a fabulous event donating proceeds from every drink & for putting together a fully loaded swag bag to raise funds. Thank you to Tawny and the staff at Dutch Bros. and to Alison Seelbinder for organizing, coordinating & hanging out all day in the sun. Thank you to the many classmates and friends who volunteered to help make this day a success.

Total amount raised on Sunday was $5410. That's right folks. They raised over $5000. Truly amazing.

We would like to also recognize the latest donors below. Thank you so much for your support and kind words.

Marie Schmitt $1000
Donna Bleth $200
Tyrone Olier $100
Joan Brown $100
Eric Tepen $20
Dorrie Rauch $20
Leah Millen $50
Tamera Parker $20
Dawn Tarner $50
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Thank you to the below donations which has now taken us over $30,000.

Columbia River High School Friends, Families and the Community- $1025

Clark County Youth Football- $500

Kimberly Crawford- $200
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We did it! We have raised $30,000 for the Hunter Pearson Memorial Scholarship. If you would still like to donate, we will continue to accept donations both online and by mail. Thank you to everyone for your support.

37 Anonymous Donors
Alexis Cone
Alicia Reynolds
Alyssa Coffey-Wilson
Amy Wilson
Andy & Kasia Palmer
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Ann Reynolds
Annette Sligar
Arnette Family
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Barnett Family
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Bill Huseby
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Brown Family
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Danette Norris
Darrell & Alison Williams
Darrellyn Kelso
Dawn Tarner
Deanna Russell
Debbie Braden
Deborah Freeman
Denise Gish
Dolena Pearson
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Downtown Gaynor's Automotive
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Kelly & Jay Golden, and Bailee & Trey Rogers
Kelly Candelaria
Kelly Hynning
Kevin Jenkibs
Kiana Kindsfather
Kim Black
Krista Scott
Kristi Gerlack
Kristina Smedley
Lakeshore Elementary School
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Lana Wright
Laura Robinson
Leah Millen
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Linda King
Lisa Nichols
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Lujan Family
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Mark Rau & Family
Marla Warnsley
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Michelle Alber
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Noa Lidstone
Norma Schell
Pat, Mike & April Bell
Paul Meister
Peggy Bacon
Pete and Jody Crabb
Peter Gecho
Randi Clifton
Schell Family
Scott and Mary Evenson
Scott Trezise
Seanette Corkill
Shana and Rich Chose
Shanna Matson
Shannon Sadler
Shawna Larson
Shayna Wood
Sherri Mcmillan
Sheryl Cooper
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Skyview High School ASB
Sondi Johnson
Sonja Hanchar
Stacey Goff
Stephanie Young
Steve Studley
Steve, Jenny, Emily, Seth & Becca Franklin
Stewart Ewing
Susan Cook
Susan Novelli
Susie Loisel
Sylvia Gillis
Tami Mead
Tara Keenan
Teresa Swarts
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The Dirksen's
The Snook's
Thomas Huntington and family
Thomas Herdtner
Tija Medina
Tina Williams-Houston
Todd & Beth Cornwell
Tonni Cone
Tony Liberatore
Tracey Stokes
Trent Harvey
Trey Rogers
Vancouver Firefighters
Wendy Helt

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Raised by 227 people in 12 months
Created May 31, 2017
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