Justin O’Connor Memorial Fund (2017)
Justin O’Connor was a loving son and caring brother. Only 17 years old, he was a generous friend and gifted athlete whose joy and love for life were contagious. Justin was entering his senior year of high school with a dream of playing college baseball. That dream ended on an early morning in July 2017 because of distracted driving. His family started the Justin O’Connor Memorial Fund at Eastern Carolina Community Foundation to honor Justin’s memory and share his dreams with other young people.
In May 2018, the Justin O’Connor Memorial Fund awarded it’s first academic and athletic scholarships of $1,000 each to local graduating seniors.