“She was my daughter and a great friend” : A family in the Pee Dee honors teen killed in crash

Pee Dee

A family is turning a tragedy into a field of dreams after Hannah Skipper was killed during a multi-vehicle crash back in September of 2018. 

The Skipper’s are honoring their daughter Hannah in ways she would’ve wanted, especially in a softball field. 

“She was my daughter, and a great friend,” said John Skipper.

Hannah had a passion for softball, she played as a shortop for 13 years. “I told her that it was an unlucky number and her response to me was I don’t need luck. I’m going to work hard,” said Skipper. 

In her honor the family is making a home run for Hannah.

“We’re working on a fundraiser for a shelter over the prayer garden. We’ve already been able to purchase a new scoreboard in her memory. Hannah had a special heart for special needs kids, animals, homeless, people of all walks of life. So with her touching all these different people, we’ve decided to give back to the community,” said aunt, Tammy Clark. 

The coaches at West Florence High school said this foundation will keep Hannah’s light shining on and off the field. 

“We had a wonderful relationship. Hannah had a great attitue, everyone loved to be around her. She was just a wonderful person,” said Coach Aundres Perkins. 

John Skipper feels the support from everyone, and knows his daughter is never far from a softball field or his heart. 

“She had the one thing that you can’t teah and that’s fire in your heart. She had the heart of a thousand men,” said Skipper. 

The unveiling of the new softall scoreboard for Hannah Skipper is schedulred for February 23 at West Florence High school. If you would like to learn more about the foundation and the event, click here. 

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