College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

6th Annual Kyle Wilson Walk Is This Saturday - April 20http

April 17, 2013

Pack the track! Come out this Saturday, April 20, for the 6th Annual 10K Walk/Run to benefit Mason's Kyle Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The event will be held at Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. Registration is at 9 am and the walk is at 10 am. Raffle items and the 50/50 winner will be announced at noon.

The event is free and untimed. Runners are welcome. For additional information about the event:

Up to 3,000 participants are expected at the walk, which is dedicated to the memory of Kyle R. Wilson.

Kyle was a member of Fire Station 12 who served until tragically losing his life while fighting an early morning, three-alarm house fire in Woodbridge on April 16, 2007. He was the first firefighter in Prince William County to lose his life in the line of duty.

The Mason Community Remembers

Kyle graduated from George Mason University with a BS in Athletic Training in 2005.

“Kyle was one of our best students and someone I knew very well,” said Shane Caswell, associate professor of athletic training and director of the Sports Medicine Assessment Research and Testing Laboratory. "He was always very active and interested in health and fitness and in dedicating his professional life to the service of others."

Proceeds from the Kyle Wilson Walk will support a scholarship fund at Mason's School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism.

About the Kyle Wilson Memorial Scholarship

The Kyle Wilson Memorial Scholarship benefits deserving students in the Athletic Training Education Program at George Mason University. The scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who exhibit Kyle's leadership, values, academic achievement, and passion for physical fitness; who have been admitted to the professional phase of the Athletic Training Education Program; and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to residents of Virginia.

Last year's scholarship recipient was Carlos Pob Sanchez.

The scholarship is a permanent tribute to Kyle by the Wilson family, the Prince William County Professional Firefighters local chapter of the International Association of Firefighters, Drs. Shane and Amanda Caswell, and numerous friends.

Help Us Reach the Scholarship Goal

More than $70,000 of the endowed scholarship goal of $100,000 has already been received. To help contribute to this goal and establish a permanent legacy in Kyle's honor, please make a tax deductible donation online at (under "Other Established Fund") or send your gift to:

Kyle Wilson Memorial Scholarship
George Mason University Foundation
4400 University Drive, MS 1A3
Fairfax, VA 22030


2012 Kyle Wilson Memorial Scholarship recipient Carlos Pob Sanchez (center) with Bob and Susan Wilson.

The founding of the Kyle Wilson Memorial Scholarship with Dean Mark Ginsberg, Associate Professor Shane Caswell, Susan and Bob Wilson, and friends from the Prince William County Firefighters.

About CEHD

George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) includes two schools, the Graduate School of Education, which is the largest in Virginia, and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. CEHD offers a comprehensive range of degrees, courses, licensures, and professional development programs on campus, online, and on site. The college is distinguished by faculty who encourage new ways of thinking and pioneering research supported by more than $75 million in funding over the past five years.

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