My Name is Brian Antone. I am a police officer proudly serving the Springfield Police in Oregon. Chris served my neighboring City of Eugene honorably for 12 years. He is a law enforcement brother who served in our community and selflessly gave his life in the protection and service of others. He left a legacy that can't afford to end with his death. It must be carried on. I am pleased to announce that the Chris Kilcullen Memorial Ride has achieved its goal of fully funding the Kilcullen Memorial Scholarship! Thanks to the help of our riders, gracious sponsors and many donors, the 2013 Ride donated $20,325 to the scholarship! It is now fully funded at $50,000 and self supporting and will live forever in Chris' name.
A team of volunteers, friends, family and co-workers are working to keep Chris' spirit alive by carrying forward his beliefs of compassion and genuinely caring for others in the community and hence, the Kilcullen Project was born. Proceeds from the Chris Kilcullen Memorial Ride will benefit the Kilcullen Project.
"Your commitment gives them wings. Thanks to you our future shines brightly."
The Kilcullen Project honors the memory of fallen Eugene police officer Chris Kilcullen, a true hero, husband and father. The mission of the Kilcullen Project is to empower others who need a jump start, to help others who have fallen through the cracks, to bring happiness and laughter to children who are without and to protect the environment. We want Chris’ hometown to be the best it can be. This was Chris’ passion and now it is ours.
Kilcullen Project provides award grants to non-profit organizations, financial assistance to individual needs and organizes volunteer work projects that coincide with the overall mission. The Kilcullen Project also seeks to support the Officer Chris Kilcullen Memorial Scholarship and families of other fallen officers.
Through the love and dedication of Chris' family, friends and many volunteers we are committed to building a strong foundation for the future of the greater Eugene/Springfield community.