Aimee willard memorial
George Mason, Fairfax CaMpus
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Friday, March 28th
6pm—Happy Hour at Auld Shebeen, Fairfax
Saturday, March 29th
9am – 12pm 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
RAC (Recreation and Athletic Complex)
12pm – Mason Softball vs. St. Bonaventure, Softball Complex
12:30pm - Picnic , George Mason Stadium
2pm – Mason Baseball vs. VCU, Spuhler Field
*All proceeds benefit the Aimee Willard Scholarship Endowment at Mason.
**Please register even if you are NOT participating in the 3 on 3 tournament.
Rules for 3 on 3:
$250 per 5 man coed team
1 woman on the court at all times
First team to 11 wins
Must win by 2
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 18th 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.