15th Annual Aimee Willard Memorial 5K
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Registration opens at 10:00 am
Race begins at Noon
Visit vrrw.gmu.edu for more information or to register today.
If you would like to sponsor Aimee's Army, the Athletic Department team, please click here.
About Aimee Willard:
Aimee Willard was a student-athlete from Brookhaven, Pennsylvania, and an accomplished member of the George Mason University's Women's Soccer and Lacrosse teams. Aimee earned All-American honors for her outstanding success in lacrosse and All-Conference honors for her contributions to the soccer team. Tragically, in June 1996, her life was ended by a brutal act of violence by a man who had been previously convicted of murder in Nevada and was released after serving 11 years of a life sentence. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Aimee's passing.
In response to Aimee's tragic death and to aid future cases, legislation known as "Aimee's Law" was passed in 2000. Aimee's Law uses federal crime fighting funds to create an incentive for states to adopt stricter sentencing and truth-in-sentencing laws. The law will hold states financially accountable for the tragic consequences of an early release which results in a violent crime being perpetrated on the citizens of another state.
The Aimee Willard Endowed Scholarship was created in December 1996 to honor Aimee Willard. To donate, visit give.gmu.edu, select Other Established Fund and enter Aimee Willard Endowed Scholarship.