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TYRONE’S 52nd ANGEL BIRTHDAY AND THIRSTY FROG FEST!!

JANUARY 14, 2023 - IT’S TIME FOR TYRONE’S 52nd ANGEL BIRTHDAY AND THIRSTY FROG FEST!!

On Saturday, January 14, 2023, you can support youth wrestling by helping us celebrate Tyrone’s 52nd Angel Birthday. Just visit any of the participating establishments, pubs, and alehouses listed below to raise a pint for a good cause (list is still being confirmed). For every pint purchased on January 14, $1 will be donated to TSWWF in support of youth wrestling and wrestling programs. With the help of fundraisers such as this one plus individual and business donations, we are proud that since August, 2015, we have donated over $83,000 to individual wrestlers and wrestling programs.

Our 2023 goal is to reach $100,000 in donations, and you can be a part of making that happen!

If you are not familiar with Tyrone’s story, he was a 1989 graduate of Oregon City High School, an OSAA state champion wrestler, a 20-year veteran U.S. Navy SEAL, a certified RN, and a member of the CIA Annex Security Team whose bravery and intrepidity in Benghazi, Libya, was portrayed in the book and movie “13 Hours.” Tyrone’s grit, leadership, selfless sacrifice for others, and commitment to country is legendary.

Questions? Email us at info@tswwf.org or call Cheryl at 503.490.2301.

 
Thirsty Frog Fest January 15, 2020!
Join in Celebrating Tyrone's 49th Angel Birthday!

CONGRATULATIONS TO 2022 TSWWF TROPHY RECIPIENTS

ANNOUNCING THE 2022 RECIPIENTS OF THE TYRONE SNOWDEN WOODS MEMORIAL TROPHY AND $2500 SCHOLARSHIP

Each year the TSWWF Board is tasked with selecting the recipients of the TSW Memorial Trophy and Scholarship and each year it becomes more challenging due to the excellent caliber of all the applicants. These senior student-athletes are all amazing in their contributions to the sport, and we continue to be impressed by their achievements in wrestling, academics, and citizenship, as well as their writing abilities.

We are proud to announce that the 2022 male and female recipients of the TSW Memorial Trophy and $2500 Scholarship are:

  • Braden Carson, La Grande High School
  • Makaila Takahashi, Forest Grove High School

CONGRATULATIONS, Braden and Makaila, for all you have accomplished in wrestling, academics, and as good citizens.

In addition to the $2500 Scholarships, the Board is awarding scholarships of $500 to each of the following applicants:

  • Bella Amaro, Oregon City HS
  • Braden Boyd, Sprague HS
  • Paige Chafin, Sweet Home HS
  • Christian Mardock, Nyssa HS
  • Anna McDougal, Central Linn HS
  • Gabe Whisenhunt, Crescent Valley

WE ARE EXTREMELY PROUD OF THESE OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN AND THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS AS EXEMPLARY CITIZENS, SCHOLARS, AND ATHLETES. EACH ONE REPRESENTS WHAT MAKES A CHAMPION IN LIFE AND IN THE GREAT SPORT OF WRESTLING. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL!!


Makaila Takahashi, Forest Grove HS              Braden Carson, La Grande HS


NEVER QUIT! NEVER FORGET!
SCPO US Navy SEAL Tyrone Snowden Woods
American Hero - Benghazi Libya - September 12, 2012

WHO WE ARE
The Tyrone Snowden Woods Wrestling Foundation (TSWWF) was created in 2015 to maintain Tyrone's heroic legacy and to provide financial support for youth wrestlers and wrestling programs.

The values he acquired on the mat were an integral part of his Navy SEAL ethos and his 20 year SEAL career and influenced him to become the man he was. He never quit and even though he perished doing what was right, his heroic actions the night of September 11 and morning of September 12 in Benghazi, Libya helped save the lives of 30 other people.

To honor him and his legacy of valor, TSWWF recognizes his "never quit" attitude, determination, inspiration, grit, and loyalty. With the presentation of the annual Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Trophy and scholarship, we encourage and mentor academic excellence, community service, and an exemplary code of ethics for success both on and off the mat.

tyrone s. woods memorial park

Oregon City names newest park after Tyrone. For more details click here.

les schwab be the change award
In October, 2017, we were selected to be a recipient of the KPTV Fox 12 "Be the Change" award that is sponsored by Les Schwab Tires.

To be recognized for our charitable efforts to help youth wrestlers by such a prominent and well-respected business in the Pacific Northwest is truly an honor. Thank you, Les Schwab!

we need your help
Our mission cannot be achieved without financial support.

With your donations, TSWWF can help these young athletes and/or wrestling programs in several ways to ensure that the opportunity to participate in the great sport of wrestling is available to them.

For example, through your contributions, TSWWF can purchase new pairs of wrestling shoes, pay-to-play fees, uniforms, or contribute to transportation expenses for out-of-state tournaments. If a wrestling program needs new mats or other equipment, TSWWF can help. Among many needs, these are just a few examples of how your donations will benefit these wrestlers and programs.

You can donate either by check or online.

 
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