A Memorial Fund has been established
in memory of Aaron Blake Reynolds, 1986-2007
Blake Reynolds was the model of what a student/athlete should be. Degree of difficulty
never swayed Blake when he chose his goals. Blake enrolled in Hardaway’s challenging
I.B. program from 2001-2005, which is an academically rigorous program. Blake was
a member of “Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students” and graduated from
Hardaway with an award for maintaining an “A” average his entire high school career.
Blake’s Sophomore year, he became a member of the wrestling team, a very physically
and emotionally challenging sport. Blake’s Junior and Senior years, he was chosen
as the captain of the wrestling team as a result of his selflessness and leadership
abilities. While wrestling, Blake recieved numerous awards including the GPA award
for maintaining the highest grade point average on the team. Blake was not afraid
to take on challenges and he proved very successful in accomplishing his goals.
Blake was accepted into college at the University of Georgia. He was in his third
year of college working towards a degree in Management Information Systems, when
tragedy struck. Blake died unexpectedly on November 29, 2007 due to a brain aneuysm.
One of Hardaway’s sons was lost, but his memory and impact on others will not be
In Blake’s honor, we have been renovating an existing building, located at Hardaway
High School, into the Aaron Blake Reynolds Wrestling Facility. Although over the
past three years much has been accomplished toward achieving our goals, our work
is not yet done. The wrestling facility still needs exterior paint, brick work,
parking stops and trophy cases. If you would like to donate to the Aaron Blake Reynolds
Memorial Fund, please go to www.blakereynolds.net, any local CB&T or you can mail
your donation to Lynne Williamson at 124 Autumn Trail Way Waverly Hall, GA 31831.
Please make checks payable to the A.B.R. Memorial Fund.
Thank you for helping the Hardaway wrestling team and allowing this to be a tribute
to the very meaningful life that Blake Reynolds lived.