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Run for Trey fundraiser brings community together

Members of the Whitewater community take part in the Run for Trey event.

Brenda Echeverria, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2019

On Sunday, Oct. 13, students and community members joined together to celebrate the ninth annual Run for Trey event, a fundraising event held to remember Treyton Kilar, who was 6 years old when he was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2010. Treyton loved baseball and he dreamed of one day becom...

Organization encourages students to donate

March 11, 2015

  March 11, 2015 Kimberly Wethal   UW-Whitewater Student Safety Organization President Robert Krien has thought of a way to prove to the Whitewater community that the university isn’t just a bunch of “rowdy kids.” The Student Safety Organization (SSO) started its first-ever...

Treyton’s Field of Dreams opens after four years of hard work

Treyton's Field of Dreams opens after four years of hard work

October 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014 By Emily Leclair   In 2010, Treyton Kilar was killed in a car accident when the vehicle he was in was hit by a drunken driver. After 4 years of community fundraising, love and dedication, the Grand Opening of Treyton’s Field of Dreams at Starin Park took place on Oct. 4 - ...

Zumba: A new way to stay fit

Zumba with Warhawks

October 16, 2013

    By Amanda Ong   Enter the Kachel Center studio on a Wednesday night and you will hear the rhythm of pulsing music and see a room full of dancers following the intricate steps of Zumba. Kristina Hamm is a senior studying accounting at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater....

Final donations made to ‘Treyton Kilar’s Field of Dreams’

Final donations made to 'Treyton Kilar's Field of Dreams'

February 20, 2013

  Six-year-old Treyton Kilar was killed by a drunk driver Sept. 2, 2010 at the intersection of Highway 20 and County N near East Troy. In remembrance of their son, who was a baseball fanatic, the Kilar family made plans for the construction of a baseball field titled “Treyton Kilar’s Field...

Kilars approaching final goal of $450,000 for ‘Trey’s Field’

February 8, 2012

Over a year after losing a son and brother in Treyton to an alcohol-related car accident, the Kilar family is getting closer to seeing the “Treyton Kilar Field of Dreams” become a reality. The family has raised about $315,000 of the roughly $450,000 needed to build the little-league field in Trey...

Kilar family represents community well

October 12, 2011

In early September 2010, a story came across several media sources about a 6-year-old Whitewater boy who was killed by a drunk driver. Many people, including myself, didn’t think much of it at the time; being from a larger city like Milwaukee, I would watch the news and often hear of murders or...

Mike Kilar throws out first pitch (photo gallery)

October 12, 2011

Mike Kilar, Treyton's father, was given the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at the Milwaukee Brewers second game of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers also donated $10,000 to the "Treyton Kilar's Field of Dreams" project. Photos submitted and...

A mother’s instinct: The Mary Kilar story

September 14, 2011

Determination is a word that can be thrown around and overused at times. It’s a word that may not mean much to most people. Don’t tell that to Mary Kilar though, as determination has much more than little meaning to her. Determination is what helped her become a two-time All-American volleyball...

20-year sentence issued for Treyton Kilar accident

May 11, 2011

The East Troy man who was found guilty in the alcohol-related car accident that killed 6-year-old Treyton Kilar will spend the next 20 years behind bars. Scott Dragotta, 44, crashed into the car of Mike Kilar, Treyton’s father, on Sept. 1, 2010, killing Treyton and injuring Mike and two of Treyton...

Kilar family hoping for sizeable turnout

April 27, 2011

Seven months. This is how long it has been since the Kilar family lost their son Treyton to a drunk driver. Yet donations, efforts and support continue to bless the Kilars not only from friends and family, but also from organizations and companies. The Kilars are planning for the Family Fun D...

Zumba for Trey

April 20, 2011

Fundraisers for “Treyton Kilar’s Field of Dreams” have been plentiful lately, with the “Zumba for Trey” event held last Saturday at Whitewater High School. “Zumba for Trey” raised about $2,000 and the chicken dinner at Capn’s in Fort Atkinson on Sunday sold out. So far, at least $80,000 has been raised with a goal of $150,000 to be able to begin construc...

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