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6th Annual RR Donnelley 5K for Literacy / The Kris Wilson Foundation
Looking for something to do on Memorial Day 2014? Consider joining us for this annual event. You more


Kris Wilson In Law School
Many have wondered where Kris Wilson is now and what he is doing. They are looking for him on the more


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3/10/2014 - 6th Annual RR Donnelley 5K for Literacy / The Kris Wilson Foundation
Looking for something to do on Memorial Day 2014? Consider joining us for this annual event. You can run or you can walk. We will be at the RR Donnelley Lancaster West Plant on May 26, 2014. The race begins at 8:30 am. There will be on-site registration or you can pre-register using the race application attached here.
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11/2/2013 - Kris Wilson In Law School
Many have wondered where Kris Wilson is now and what he is doing. They are looking for him on the gridiron but he is not showing up on the roster of any NFL team. Well, in August 2012, he started his studies at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. Today, Kris is in the midst of his second semester of his second year of law school. He is looking forward to graduating in May of 2015 with his Juris Doctor degree. He is joining many of the students his foundation has helped in "hitting the books".
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10/3/2012 - JPM & TKWF Book Drive at Penn Manor Game
MCCASKEY HS ATHLETES & TKWF JOIN IN A BOOK DRIVE JP McCaskey High School football players, athletic department, and Tornado Booster Club are partnering with The Kris Wilson Foundation (TKWF) to launch an effort to get books into the hands of needy children, and they are asking for the community’s help. Attendees are asked to bring a new or gently used book to the game on Friday, October 5th against Penn Manor High School. Deborah Wilson Gadsden, president of TKWF said the book drive is an opportunity for the foundation to partner with Kris’s high school to provide a community service. Anyone who donates a book at the October 5th game will receive a raffle ticket for prizes, including gift certificates, a McCaskey football jacket and a McCaskey football jersey autographed by Kris Wilson. The jersey is #83, the number Wilson wore when he played at McCaskey. The idea for the book drive came from Laura Monzon, wife of McCaskey head football coach Robert Monzon. “As the head coaches wife, I’ve seen the growth and the commitment of his student athletes as well as Kris’s support of his alma mater,” Laura Monzon said. “I was moved to find a way to support the athletes and Kris in encouraging elementary students to become great students as well as great athletes.” The books collected at the October 5th game will be donated to Power Packs Project for distribution. Power Packs is a local nonprofit organization that feeds at risk school children and empowers families through a weekend educational and nutritional food program. Power Packs provides recipes and ingredients to families for the weekends when school food programs are unavailable to their children. The organization will send the books home to students and their families along with the food ingredients and nutritional information it provides.
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6/11/2012 - 2012 Summer Gala
Come, join us for the 2012 Summer Gala as part of our Foundation Weekend events. The gala will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 from 6 - 11 pm at the Lancaster County Convention Center and will feature Pat Bostick as our emcee. We will also welcome Super Bowl Championship linebacker Kawika Mitchell as our guest. The event includes a reception, sit-down dinner and program, and live and silent auction featuring signed sports memorabilia from stars of the NFL, Major League Baseball and other sports. For tickets call (866) 827-2159 x3 or send an email to gadsden_deb@kriswilsonfoundation. org.
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6/11/2012 - 1st Annual Health, Fitness and Nutrition Day
Come, join us for the First Annual Health, Fitness and Nutrition Day being held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Lancaster County Convention Center from 9 am to 1 pm. It will feature cooking demonstrations, fitness instruction and activites, booths with information on wellness, exercise and nutrition , and guest speakers. This free event is open to children, youth and adults eager to learn about healthy living. If you are able, please bring a non-perishable food item that we will donate to a local food bank. For more information contact the foundation at (866) 827-2159 x3.
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6/6/2012 - RRDonnelley 5K Race for Literacy Results
The RRDonnelley 5K Race for Literacy benefitting The Kris Wilson Foundation held on May 28, 2012 was a huge success. There were over 100 runners and walkers who came out for the event. The crowd had the opportunity to spend time with Kris Wilson, Ravens Tight End during the event. He talked with participants and signed tee shirts and race numbers. We were also joined by the Lancaster Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. who provided free books for the children. There were plenty of bananas and apples donated by Kegels Produce a sponsor for the event along with Harrisburg Area Community College. For those of you who asked, click here for the race results.
8/30/2011 - Kris Wilson makes move toward third tight end spot
Kris Wilson has become a favorite to land the third tight end spot on the Ravens after thinking earlier this month that he might not get another shot in the NFL. Read more...
6/5/2011 - Fitzgerald set for Wilson Foundation Weekend
Appearances by NFL All-Pro Larry Fitzgerald and former Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter will highlight The Kris Wilson Foundation's fourth annual Foundation Weekend July 8-9. The weekend events will kick off the morning of Friday, July 8, with a golf outing at Conestoga Country Club and continue Friday evening with a Summer Gala at the Lancaster County Convention Center, where Carter will deliver the keynote address. Read more...
4/16/2011 - 2011 Dessert Tasting For A Cause

The Venue: Saks Fifth Avenue
513 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

The Cause: The Kris Wilson Foundation founded by University of Pittsburgh alumni and NFL San Diego Charger, Kris Wilson. TKWF promotes education and literacy for inner city youth. Their mission is to develop community programs and events, donate to charitable causes, and partner with other organizations with like endeavors to encourage youth to: take advantage of positive learning opportunities in and out of the classroom; attain the highest levels of literacy; and to prepare themselves fully for careers.

Cox MVPs Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by University of Pittsburgh alumni and NFL veteran, Torrie Cox. Cox MVP’s mission is impacting youth with education and physical development, while grooming them with the tools necessary to become future leaders in their communities.

Maleness to Manhood founded by University of Pittsburgh alumni and NFL veteran, Darnell Dinkins. Their purpose is to build leadership, responsibility, integrity and teamwork. The foundation’s goal is to strengthen our youth, by preparing them for the future with knowledge and positive role modeling.

8/19/2010 - Ready for more.
One preseason game did little to appease the Chargers’ desire for competition. Practice has remained intense this week, Philip Rivers says. SAN DIEGO – A game against Chicago wasn’t enough to stifle San Diego’s competitive attitude this week, according to quarterback Philip Rivers. Speaking after one of the hottest days of camp, Rivers raved about the intensity between units this week. “It’s good competition. Our offense and defense really compete,” Rivers said. “There’s a lot of guys that give each other a handful across the board. “Who wins and loses goes back and forth, and I think that’s good. There hasn’t been a day where the offense has looked really good and the defense hasn’t which is a good sign.” Read more...
8/11/2010 - Bolts like options at tight end
The acquisition of veteran Randy McMichael and the emergence of Kris Wilson to complement six-time Pro Bowler Antonio Gates give the Chargers a versatile trio that appears extremely difficult to defend. "I think the key is that you want your tight ends to be a mismatch problem, and Randy, Kris and I are all capable of causing issues in that regard," said Gates, who called this the finest group of tight ends he has played with. Read more...
8/6/2010 - Bolts using more tight end formations
Kris Wilson lined up wide right, Randy McMichael tight on the same side and Antonio Gates in the slot on the left. Tailback Ryan Mathews stood a few yards behind Philip Rivers before breaking wide left, emptying the backfield.
The Chargers used three tight ends on just 38 snaps last season, but if training camp is any indication they will use it much more this season. And in varied ways.
“I’m just anxious to see what defenses try to do,” said Gates, who is defended by defenses as a receiver much of the time anyway. Read more...
7/10/2010 - Kris Wilson Football Camp
The third annual Kris Wilson Football Camp is set for Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at JP McCaskey High School. The camp is for 11 to 16 year olds and will feature instruction from NFL players, including JP McCaskey graduate Kris Wilson, a tight end for the San Diego Chargers. Registration for the camp begins April 19, 2010 and runs through June 18, 2010. The fee for the camp is $25.00 and includes a camp t-shirt, water bottle and bowling party with the NFL players. Some of this year's players will include Doug Dennison, Kenny Watson, Lousaka Polite and many others. The players will be joined by local high school coaches to help provide instruction. We hope you won't miss this fantastic and fun event.
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5/28/2010 - Craving Practice
Kris Wilson and a trio of tight end rookies are enjoying some extra practice time in the light of Antonio Gates recovery. “Whenever you have a situation where all the guys at your position aren’t going, there’s two ways you could look at it,” Wilson said. “You could look at it as, ‘Oh, man, I’ve got more work to do,’ or you could look at it as an opportunity to get better.” Coach Turner really likes the way Kris has "worked and the things he’s gotten done, really, since he’s been here." Read more...
5/28/2010 - Chargers Mini Camp Report - Video
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5/25/2010 - Positive vibes
The San Diego Chargers Mini Camp closed with a feeling of progress this spring. Kris says "I think you can tell a team’s chemistry,(And) there’s a lot of guys around here that have played football together for a long time." Read more...
3/26/2010 - McCaskey grad Kris Wilson looks to teach what he has learned
The LNP's Ed Gruver sat down and talked with Kris Wilson prior to his fund-raising appearance Thursday night, at the Mix at Arbor Place banquet at Willow Valley Resort and Conference Center. Read the full story
7/30/2009 - Kris' Lit Club
The Kris Wilson Foundation would like to announce the piloting of its new literacy program, Kris' Lit Club, slated to be in full swing with the start of the 2009-2010 academic school year. The program uses an internet based curriculum focused on children in middle school. Please stay posted for more information and enrollment cards.
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5/20/2009 - From the San Diego Chargers
Kris Wilson is finding his way around in San Diego and finding ways to get on the field.
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9/1/2008 - Kris Wilson signs with the Chargers
Prior to the 2008 opening season Kris Wilson signed with the San Diego Chargers. During the 2008 playoffs Kris took advantage of a great opportunity to help the Chargers as a tight end and contributing to special teams. In week one of the 2009 season Kris received a game ball from Norv Turner for his excellent work in special teams. Kris is looking forward to an even better 2010 season.

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