Kelly Hansen Watt was born on Sunday, November 2nd, 1986 in Lake Forest, Illinois. He lived with his parents, Paul and Paige and sister Morgan Pattishall Watt, who arrived on September 19th, 1989 in Deerfield, Illinois until April of 1994, when the family moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he began running Cross-Country in the 7th Grade. In June of 2000, he and his family moved to Charlottesville, Virginia where he resided until his tragic and untimely death on Saturday, July 30th, 2005, at the age of 18 years, 8 months and 28 days, from complications resulting from environmental heat stroke, 3 1/2 days following the completion of an 8 mile training run on Ridge Road in Western Albemarle County, Virginia. In just 19 more days, Kelly would have begun his college career at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Donations to the Kelly Watt Memorial Fund may be made directly to the following address:
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1767 Charlottesville, Virginia. 22902