Huey Hudson Jr honored with scholarship in his name

SOUTH BEND, Ind – South Bend Riley honors the life of Huey Hudson Jr with a scholarship.

It’s been nearly three years since the loss of Huey.

“I love my son. I miss my son,” said Hudson’s mother Olivia Hudson.

Huey’s life was taken by gun violence.

The 28-year-old found dead in a home back on liberty street in south bend in 20-20.

In the same gym Huey wrestled in, in front of his family, friends, former coach, and community, the Huey Hudson Memorial Fund was announced during senior night for the Riley Wildcats wrestling team.

“It means a lot to me. I’m happy. My heart is filled with joy,” Hudson said.

“It just means a lot. Honoring him in this manner is pretty awesome,” said Huey’s former coach Bill Flatt.

The memorial fund is meant for the seniors, to help fund life after high school and the continuous efforts of putting an end to gun violence.

“His name will live on. His name will be special because his death will not be gone in vain for no reason at all,” said Hudson.

“I appreciate everything riley high school has done for them, and they are doing for them, and I hope the other kids will realize what’s going on,” said Huey’s father Huey Hudson Jr.

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