On December 29th, 2002 Hunt Silcock passed away. On January 3rd, 2003 Hunt's life was celebrated at St. Rita Catholic Church where a thousand members of his extended family attended. For those of you who were unable to attend, we have been able to provide you with a copy of the remarks by both his soccer coach, David Hudgell, and his Headmaster, Arnie Holtberg. To reach those remarks, click on Remarks in the Menu above..
This web site has been expanded to show some of the more humorous anecdotes relating to Hunt's life as well as other remembrances. To these contributors, our family is eternally grateful. Anyone who wishes to contribute to these anecdotes, remembrances or photos please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .We need to remember Hunt in the energetic, mischievous, ever-smiling way he embraced his life. If he were here today he would want us to "stop crying and live life to the fullest."
One year after Hunt's death, the Hunt4Soccer Foundation was created as a way to remember Hunt. Hunt4Soccer is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing at risk children the opportunity to not only learn, play and enjoy the game of soccer, but to teach the importance of team effort, fair competition and good sportsmanship. The program works with after school programs and each of these programs' participants receives a soccer ball to keep upon completion of the program,s curriculum. To date, Hunt4Soccer has provide over 90,000 soccer balls through its affiliated programs. Hundreds of thousands of children have played with Hunt4Soccer soccer balls. The Hunt4Soccer website is http://www.hunt4soccer.org .
St. Mark's School of Texas, Hunt's school, has created two awards in memeory of Hunt. The first is provided annually to a seventh grade student and the second to varsity soccer players. A list of recipients follows.
|2008||Charlie Neil and Michael Rubin||2008|
|2009||Johnathan Rivera and Whit Shaw||2009|
|2010||Davis Johnson and Misael Trejo||2010|
|2013||Daniel Hersch and Kareem Itani||2013|
|2014||John Garnsey and Jacob Wilner||2014|
|2015||Jack Fojtasek and Hilario Vargas||2015|
|2016||Sam Eichenwald and Charlie O'Brien||2016|