Family seeks help with ‘field of dreams’
The Wisconsin family first featured on MLB.com in November is making a second bid for funding to help build a youth baseball facility to honor Treyton Kilar, a 6-year-old Brewers fan killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver.
Mary Kilar reported that the family is aiming for a $50,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project, and they are seeking help from fellow fans. For information about the project and the three ways to vote, visit www.refresheverything.com/trey. The top 10 projects in the $50,000 category will receive funding.
The $474,000 facility would be one of the best of its kind in the state, complete with dugouts, a concession stand, seats built into a hillside and lights.
Just the kind of place Treyton would have loved to play ball.
“We always said to Treyton, ‘You need to dream big,’” Mark Kilar told MLB.com late last year. “We really hope that when kids step on this field, they’ll think about the dreams that they have and work hard to reach them.”
So far, the Kilars have raised $155,000 toward the cause. Voting in the Pepsi Refresh Project continues through the end of the month.
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