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Let’s give Shawn the standing ovation he deserves
Several of Shawn’s closest friends paid tribute to him during his memorial service. Jason McGraw grew up with Shawn, childhood friends born weeks apart from one another. Jason reflects on their relationship below. By Jason McGraw The first memory I have of Shawn is from 1986. We were in Pre-school. The uniform was a burgundy…
Thanking Shawn for saving my life
Several of Shawn’s closest friends paid tribute to him during his memorial service. Mike Foss met Shawn in 2005 while playing for D.C. United’s U-17 team. Mike reflects on their relationship below. I’ve been sitting here trying to think of what Shawn would make of all of this. The whole thing. The attendance, the speeches. You…
“I want to have an intimate gathering with my 60 closest friends”
Several of Shawn’s closest friends paid tribute to him during his memorial service. Melanie Menditch met Shawn in 2001 as freshman at American University. Melanie shares her fondest memories of their relationship below. By Melanie Menditch It was a warm August afternoon in 2001 — move in day for the newest freshman class at American…
The Sports Junkies discuss attending Shawn’s funeral
Washington radio hosts Eric Bickel and John-Paul Flaim of ‘The Sports Junkies’ at 106.7 FM The Fan attended Shawn’s memorial service on Saturday. They shared their thoughts and observations earlier this week.
Celebrating Shawn’s life
Please take a moment to watch the video commemoration of Shawn’s life featured in his memorial service.
Alecko Eskandarian remembers Shawn’s wit, talent, and love of Jesus
Tribute To Shawn Kuykendall By: Alecko Eskandarian The first time I met Shawn Kuykendall was when I was 13-years-old and my New Jersey ODP (Olympic Development Program) team played against his Virginia ODP team at the finals of the Region 1 Tournament Showcase in 1995. I didn’t start that game, as I was very much…
American coaches shave their heads for Shawn
Via AUEagles.com: American University men’s soccer coaches (Todd West, Kris Hazard, Ben Mortimer, and Nick Stames) are set to have their heads shaved tomorrow, Wednesday, September 24th, in solidarity with Shawn Kuykendall ’05 who was diagnosed with thymic cancer earlier this summer. Shawn was the 2004 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and was an AU assistant coach from…
Juggle-A-Thon to support Shawn in McLean
Two of Shawn’s former players are organizing a great opportunity to support him and get your touch on point! COACH SHAWN JUGGLE-A-THON When we heard about Coach Shawn having cancer, we were extremely sad. It was a sad moment in many people’s lives, not just ours because Coach Shawn is a great person. We wanted to be…
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