About Us

Kenton's Story

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On March 27, 2008 Pennsylvania State Trooper Kenton Iwaniec, a Westmoreland County native, finished his shift at the Avondale Barracks in Chester County and began his drive home. Just two miles away from his station, an impaired driver crossed the centerline, hit Kenton’s vehicle head-on, and another beautiful life was added to the DUI victim’s death toll. 

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Our Mission

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The mission of the Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Memorial Foundation is to honor DUI victims, raise awareness about the seriousness of impaired driving, and encourage the community to have a positive influence in the reduction of impaired driving. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we provide Preliminary Breath Test Devices (PBTs) to the Pennsylvania State Police and other law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth. 

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Memorial Highway

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On September 17, 2018 a portion of Pennsylvania Route 41 between state Route 926 and U.S. Route 1 was dedicated as the Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Memorial Highway.  Corporal Chris Winesburg, Lieutenant Rob Bailey, Senators Andy Dinniman, John Rafferty and Kim Ward were instrumental in the designation. In June 2018, the PA State Legislature unanimously passed and Gov. Wolf signed into law Act 61 of 2018. 

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Upcoming Events

2020 TakeOff Memorial Race

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Join us at Saint Vincent College for the eleventh annual TakeOff Race on Saturday, April 18, 2020. It is a day filled with educational activities for all ages. Even if you aren't a runner, come and spend the morning with us!

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2019 Sporting Clay Event

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Trooper Iwaniec loved hunting and the outdoors. The Foundation will hold its eighth annual sporting clay event on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Nemacolin Shooting Academy. Participants of all skill levels are welcome.  

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Continuing Kenton's Legacy

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Tpr. Iwaniec Memorial Foundation

206 U.P. Church Road Ligonier, PA 15658

(724) 593-2520