Growing ‘Team Frank’ Remembers 9/11 Victim Frank Doyle ’85

Plaque and tree in memory of Frank Doyle ’85 in front of Farley Field House.

Frank Doyle ’85 was working as a stockbroker in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001—one of the victims of the New York City terror attacks.

The following year, to try to cope with the grief, Doyle’s widow, Montreal native Kimmy Chedel, with the help of family and close friends, set up Team Frank. The aim was to take part in road races and triathlons in honor of Doyle, a marathon runner, and to make an annual visit to the 9/11 memorial.

“But,” writes Bill Brownstein in The Montreal Gazette, “the team has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. What began with a handful of Chedel’s family and friends has since mushroomed into a group of 250.”

The group includes Doyle’s children, Zoe, 18, and Garrett, 17, and many of their friends, and apart from taking on fitness challenges throughout the world, Team Frank now also undertakes charity work, helping schoolchildren in Africa and Central America. Read more.

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