“… that was our hope — knowing that there was something positive we could do, Kevin going on through the lives of other children.”  ~Mike Williams speaking of The Kevin Williams Memorial Fund.

Mike Williams is the father of Kevin Williams, who was 24 years old when he was killed on Sept. 11, 2001. Kevin worked on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center’s south tower as a bond salesman for investment firm Sandler O’Neill. He loved his job and was planning to marry his high school sweetheart on Dec. 1 of that year.

The Williams family wanted to honor Kevin’s memory. So his father, Mike, mother, Pat, brother, Jamie, and sister, Kelly, turned to the sport that had given their family great joy: baseball.  The family created the Kevin Williams Memorial Foundation, which sends children who could not otherwise afford it to baseball and softball camps. The first year, the family raised enough money to send 20 children to camp. This year, says Pat Williams, “we just passed our 500th child.”

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