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Help Build the Treyton Kilar Field of Dreams

Treyton Kilar

Rockford, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Treyton Kilar, age 6, was killed by a drunk driver. Park Forest resident Bill Feimer says family members in the Rockford area want to help build a "Field of Dreams" in Treyton’s memory. The baseball park is part of Pepsi’s Refresh Project and is featured on refresheverything.com:

Treyton Kilar, age 6, was killed in a senseless car crash by a drunk driver on September 2, 2010. In an effort to create hope out of despair, the Whitewater community has united to build a new baseball field to honor Treyton and provide a happy, healthy place for families and children to come together safely. Treyton’s big dream was to someday play professional baseball. He spent countless hours practicing at home and on teams through the Whitewater Parks and Recreation Department.  

Although Treyton’s dream was cut short by a senseless tragedy, this new ball field will provide our young people with an opportunity to achieve their dreams. By providing a place for family friendly and safe activities, the Treyton Kilar Field of Dreams will provide an alternative to drinking and driving and be a monument to overcoming evil with goodness and love.

The hope is to get enough votes on the site to win a $250,000 from Pepsi for the park. The two top vote-getters will win the funding. The projected budget calls for $30,000 forbrick backstop and netting, fence; $100,000 for site grading, installation of artificial turf; $5,500 for a scoreboard; $75,000 for lights; $10,000 for concrete block dugouts; $5,500 for bleachers; and $24,000 for erosion control, utlity connections, site amenities, and contingency.

Go to refresheverything.com to vote.

A video about Treyton and the proposed "Field of Dreams" follows:


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