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FRIENDS OF ARMY SWIMMING AND DIVING's Fundraiser:

Swim to Remember Kyle

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BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF ARMY SWIMMING AND DIVING

EVENT DATE: Aug 05, 2015

THE STORY:

We invite the friends and family of MAJ Kyle Petroskey to honor Kyle's memory on the morning of August 5th by doing what Kyle loved - swimming.

Major Kyle Petroskey was an Army Swimmer at heart. He relished his time as Captain of the Men's Army Swimming and Diving Team. Kyle served in the military as an Army Blackhawk Pilot, but not just an average pilot. He was one of the best Army Aviators of his time. Kyle graduated from West Point in 2001 to pursue a career in Aviation. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and commanded VIP operations out of Bagram Air Base; he led missions for Special Ops, Media, General Petraeus, Secretary Gates, General Casey, and the list goes on.

Kyle then went on to be accepted into the United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS). Less than a week before he was scheduled to graduate, Kyle and Jamie were informed he had stage four cancer of the Trachea; extremely rare and aggressive. He should have only been with us for six months, but after a very hard three-year battle, cancer took our humble soldier on April 2, 2015. Everyone at Walter Reed worked hard day and night to keep Kyle going and alive. He fought everyday to be with us, to stay here. He was and will always be loved by all who crossed his path.

Before his Army career, Kyle displayed his athletic and leadership abilities through competitive swimming. Kyle rose to the challenge of the event most swimmers couldn't handle - The MILE. Kyle's swimming career culminated as a member of the Army Men's swim team, where he was voted by his peers to serve as Team Captain his senior year at West Point. Competitive swimming helped to mold Kyle's character, leadership and strong will. Throughout Kyle's battle with cancer, he always held onto the desire to get back in the pool.

On the morning of Kyle's funeral, former members of the Army Men's and Women's swim team will conduct a "swim to remember" event at the Zembiec pool located at Henderson Hall. You do not have to be a swimmer to participate, there is no speed or distance to this event, just a group honoring our lost loved one.

Henderson Hall is located adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery and the swim will set the tone for the events of the day as we celebrate Kyle's life and friendship. After the swim we will have breakfast at the pool and then move to the cemetery.

Please support this event and the memory of Kyle in any way possible. The funds raised through this event will go towards a memorial to honor Kyle's legacy at Crandall Pool, West Point. Any remaining funds will support the Army swim team, as Kyle wished.

This "Swim to Remember" event is open to all who wish to participate!

The three "TEAMS" for this event are:

1. SIGN UP AS A SWIMMER

2. SIGN UP AS A SUPPORTER

3. GENERAL DONATION TO FRIENDS OF ARMY SWIMMING AND DIVING

Please select a team (swimmer or supporter) if you plan to attend the event so we have a good headcount. If you plan to attend but choose to not make a financial donation, please email Nick Duncan, nduncs2002@yahoo.com to RSVP.

Come to Zembiec pool at Henderson Hall the morning of August 5th and cheer for those that choose to swim one of Kyle's best events.  Kyle's best event was 1650 freestyle (the mile). The pool opens at 0600 and we plan to start at 0630. We will then head to Arlington - it is a quick drive.

The event is scheduled to support the funeral activities on August 5th.

Friends and family of MAJ Kyle Petroskey will honor Kyle's memory the morning of August 5th while doing what Kyle loved - swimming.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$7,730

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Stacey Duncan

     

  • Carolyn, Joe, Jackson, Henry Furdek

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $155

  • The Andrews

    $100

  • Aldi

    $25

  • Martinko

    $100

  • Patrick Schmidt

     

  • Hook

    $20

  • Jackie Phillip

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Schuyler and Sterling Mullenix

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jack, Francesca, Mateo

    $50

  • Klein

    $100

  • DREXEL HAMILTON

    $2,000

  • Ryan Parks

     

  • Nerea Cal

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dave Chonowski

    $100

  • Brad Brown

    $20

  • Andy Baker

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marie Hatch

    $100

  • Zac Morford

    $100

  • Team Moffatt (Kathleen Miles)

    $100

  • Joe Minor

    $100

  • John P. Lafond

    $50

  • Ben and Christine Iverson

    $50

  • The Osmons

     

  • Mom and Dad

     

  • The Bird Family

    $100

  • Brian McDowell

    $100

  • The Hergert Family

     

  • Kacie Lee

    $100

  • Drew Wenzel

    $100

  • Szydlik Family

    $50

  • Alex Glade

     

  • Peter Lohman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Liam Whalen

    $20

  • Tess Whalen

    $20

  • Tom Smedley

    $50

  • '05 Swimming

    $200

  • The Rieger Family

    $200

  • Brett Lanier

    $200

  • Elise Holtan

    $100

  • BJ Kraemer and Family

    $100

  • Chad Wetherill

    $100

  • Rich and Gail Bernstein

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jennifer (Hafey) King

    $100

  • Kyle's Little Sister

     

  • anonymous

    $200

  • The Anderson Family (Heidi Borden)

     

  • Carrick McCarthy

    $50

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77% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $7,730 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Sign up as a SUPPORTER

Amount Raised

$3,760

Fundraiser Title

FRIENDS OF ARMY SWIMMING AND DIVING

Amount Raised

$2,090

 

21% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sign up as a SWIMMER

Amount Raised

$1,870

Fundraiser Title

Laura Gorman

Amount Raised

$10

Donor Comments

Carrick McCarthy

Carrick McCarthy

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Anderson Family (Heidi Borden)

The Anderson Family (Heidi Borden)

Rest in peace Kyle. 3 years ago

anonymous

anonymous

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Kyle's Little Sister

Kyle's Little Sister

3 years ago

Jennifer (Hafey) King

Jennifer (Hafey) King

DONATION: $100

God Speed Kyle... 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

With all our love. 3 years ago

Rich and Gail Bernstein

Rich and Gail Bernstein

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Chad Wetherill

Chad Wetherill

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

BJ Kraemer and Family

BJ Kraemer and Family

DONATION: $100

Thanks for your friendship and leadership. God bless you and your family. 3 years ago

Elise Holtan

Elise Holtan

DONATION: $100

3 years ago