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.
The 2019-2020 OSAA High School Wrestling and Oregon City High School schedules are available. To see them click here.
Coming in February, TSWWF will once again select and recognize the two outstanding senior wrestlers, boy and girl, with the presentation of the TSW Memorial Trophies and $1000 Scholarships at the 2020 OSAA Wrestling Championships. More information together with the application is posted under the “TSW Memorial Trophy” tab.
More events are being planned such as Tyrone’s 49th Angel Birthday Thirsty Frog celebration on January 15 as well as the 2020 TSW Memorial Golf Classic next June 20. Take advantage of early registration by calling 503.632.1987 to sign up with Cheryl. More great events are in the planning stage, including a themed silent auction, dinner, and gala event in October, 2020. These events are listed on our new calendar tab and also where you can find the 2019-2020 Oregon high school wrestling schedules for all levels.
If you are parents or youth wrestling fans that have a little time to donate to our great cause by volunteering, please contact Debbie Wilson, our secretary and volunteer coordinator, at 503.676.8023. She can provide you with more information on how you can help. We really appreciate our volunteers and will treat you right!!
Over this coming year, we look forward to reaching more wrestling fans, meeting old and new supporters, and continuing to provide the funding these wrestlers need to achieve their dreams! Also, if you’re looking for a cool tee shirt or ball cap, please visit our “Shop” page to find tees, hats, and honor tags. Also, any donations you care to make can be made through PayPal or send to our mailbox. These kids need and appreciate your generosity. Thank you for remembering Tyrone and choosing TSWWF as a nonprofit you wish to support!!
NEVER QUIT! NEVER FORGET!
SCPO US Navy SEAL Tyrone Snowden Woods
American Hero – Benghazi Libya – September 12, 2012
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!
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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.