Memorial fund established for AVC golfer

The family of Mark McQueen has established a memorial fund at Antelope Valley College (AVC), where the 18-year-old attended school and played on the intercollegiate men’s golf team.

McQueen died July 16 when his motorcycle collided with a truck at a Lancaster intersection. He was on the way to his job with the Lancaster Parks, Recreation and Arts Department.

McQueen, a 2011 graduate of Quartz Hill High School, was a member of the AVC men’s golf team that finished its 2012 season with third place in the Foothill Conference.

“Mark would have wanted everyone to celebrate his life by helping other youths to pursue their passion for sports and higher education,” said McQueen’s mother, Betsy St. John.

McQueen and head coach Brad Hazard were both in their first year with the team.   

“He made my transition to coaching an easy one,” Hazard said of McQueen. “He was just a bright young man, very respectful. He was a great competitor. He was a hard worker, always looking to improve.”

Hazard said the team’s 2013 season would be dedicated to McQueen.
“Brad had an impressive connection with Mark and he was always right there to mentor and help Mark in any way,” said St. John.

The family asks that memorial contributions be sent in Mark McQueen's name to the Antelope Valley College Foundation. Checks may be made to "AVC Foundation" at:

Antelope Valley College Foundation
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536