Death Of Minooka High School Student Athlete: GoFundMe

April 8, 2024 0 By JohnValbyNation

MINOOKA, IL — More than $37,000 has been raised so far thanks to about 485 donations to the Hunter McDonald GoFundMe, in memory of the Minooka Community High School student who died last week at 15 years old. The GoFundMe has already surpassed its original goal of $5,000.

“In these challenging times, the McDonald family needs our support. We’re raising funds to help with Hunter Mcdonald’s funeral expenses. Your contribution, no matter how small, can make a big difference. Please consider donating and sharing this campaign. Thank you for your kindness and generosity,” the GoFundMe announced.

Tezak Funeral Home in Joliet announced that a celebration of life visitation will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

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“Hunter was a bright student attending Minooka Community High School and enthusiastically engaged in various pursuits. He took pride in the honors and AP classes that he was enrolled in. He found joy in intellectual challenges through participation in the Chess Club which he loved dearly and the Underwater Robotics Club. A dedicated athlete, Hunter was actively involved in wrestling, lacrosse, and enjoyed playing hockey with the Jaguar Hockey Club,” Hunter’s obituary noted. “Hunter began working at Heaps Giant Pumpkin Farm at the age of 14, it was a job that he truly enjoyed. Working on the farm highlighted his work ethic and helped him appreciate the beauty of a sunflower.”

The Joliet Jaguars Hockey Club also posted photos of Hunter on its Facebook on Monday stating, “Share your condolences, support, favorite picture, or memories of Hunter here for Matt, Kristy, Matty, Cam and their extended family.”

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Golden Eagle Football and Cheer in Channahon urged people to donate to the GoFundMe indicating, “St Ann Golden Eagle’s offer our heartfelt condolences to the MacDonald family, Jaguar Hockey Club, Minooka Lacrosse and Minooka High School. Some lost a son, some lost a teammate and some lost a friend but we all lost a great part of our community. Let us join in prayer that our Lord helps Hunter’s family, friends and loved ones find peace in this time of grief.

“If you would like to help the family, please consider a donation to this GoFundMe.”

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