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Willie Hayes family releases statement

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Willie Hayes, senior
Willie Hayes, senior

Feb. 5, 2012—North Central College has released a statement on behalf of Bill and Kim Hayes, parents of North Central senior Willie Hayes, who was injured in Saturday morning’s incident, which resulted in the death of recent alumnus and Spring Brook Elementary School teacher Shaun Wild.

“We are devastated by the Wild family’s loss and wish to express our deepest sympathies. We are grateful to the North Central College family for their continuing support of Willie during his recovery. As our son recovers, we ask you to respect our privacy and the privacy of his coaches, friends and teammates. Willie’s prognosis remains positive and we hope to have him home soon.”

Media personnel seeking additional information should contact North Central College Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications Jim Godo at 630-637-5809 or