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The 1st Annual TSW Golf Classic was a great success!  On a beautiful rainless Saturday in May, we had 16 teams participating in a scramble at the beautiful Stone Creek Golf Course in Oregon City, Oregon. In addition to the teams, local businesses contributed by sponsoring the tournament, hole signs, and a keg donation for our thirsty golfers. Prizes ranging from a salmon fishing trip to a weekend getaway in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge added to our silent auction and awards for the top four teams.  John “Tig” Tiegen donated a personally autographed “Semper Fi” sword handcrafted by his brother as well as autographed 13 Hours books.

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Many local businesses as well as some from the East Coast donated, which added greatly to the success of the event. Proceeds after expenses amounted to almost $7000, which will be a big boost to our campaign to help with 2017-18 pay-to-play fees for wrestlers who have financial need.

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Additionally, in March we donated $1000 to the nonprofit Best of the Northwest Tournament held at Eastern Oregon University. We can only do this because of the continued support of dedicated and selfless donors like you who come from all over the country. Just like Tyrone, who knew that his team’s success depended on the individual commitment of each team member, we know that our success depends on individuals who can help support the mission of TSWWF.

As TSWWF continues to grow, we will work hard to ensure that our strategies and processes for distributing your donations are used most effectively and equitably in order that we  can support more of Tyrone’s Wrestlers for the coming season.  Thank you, everyone, who either sponsored or participated in this fun and worthy event!  We are already planning for next year with even more teams and prizes!!

Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Trophy & $1000 Scholarship

FEBRUARY 25, 2017


Congratulations to Mackyle Little of Culver High School

On the evening of February 25 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, TSWWF was very proud to present the 2017 Tyrone’s Memorial Trophy to a deserving and outstanding young man, Mackyle Little from Culver High School.  With the presence of KOIN Channel 6 and KPTV Channel 12 media crews, we had excellent coverage of the trophy presentation and of the tournament itself.  Kudos go to Channel 6’s media crew of Tim Becker, Brian Watkins, and Doug Key and to Channel 12’s crew, Nick Krupke and videographer Doug. You brought well-deserved attention to an outstanding athlete, a superior scholar, and a devoted community servant. Thank you for being there shining a light on this great sport. To all the parents, coaches, fans and supporters of these champion athletes, TSWWF offers its recognition to you as well for the hundreds of hours you spend in support of these dedicated young athletes.  We Oregonians love our wrestlers and the attendance at Veterans Memorial Coliseum was a true testimonial to that.  Congratulations to all the participants and the fans!!

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Director Doug Samarron and vice president Roger Rolen presenting trophy to Mack Little

La Grande High School Wrestling Program Receives $3000 Donation

FEBRUARY 4, 2017

On February 4, TSWWF presented a $3000 check to the La Grande High School Wrestling Program, La Grande, Oregon. Because of inclement weather, LGHS wrestling had to cancel several of their fundraising events which created a deficit in their program funding. With the donation of this check, the LGHS wrestling team was able to  travel to Portland to participate in the OSAA State Wrestling Tournament held  at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 24–25.  A huge “thank you” to all our donors who, through their generosity, made it possible for these young wrestlers to be a part of this tournament, an experience they will not ever forget.

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TSWWF board members Cheryl Bennett and Bob Bragg presenting check to Coach Klel

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Tyrone's mom, Cheryl, happily donating.

Tyrone’s mom, Cheryl, happily donating.TSWWF met its goal on Saturday of 50+ donated units of blood from a truly generous community.  Thank you, everyone, for joining us at this blood drive and showing your gratitude for those who have served our Nation. We met old friends and made some new ones during the day, as people honored Tyrone and helped save a life through this act of kindness.  The American Red Cross is a great organization with a highly trained and professional staff of medical technicians and management staff.  TSWWF enjoyed working with them on this drive and hope to make this an annual event.

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We also acknowledge a special donation made to the Red Cross from the Sampson family in Pennsylvania who continue to support these young wrestlers with their unending generosity.  Thank you on behalf of TSWWF and the Red Cross!

And, of course, a most sincere note of appreciation to everyone who helped make this event such a great success!


On January 4, 2017, TSWWF presented a check in the amount of $3000 to Roy Pittman’s Peninsula Wrestling Club for the purchase of wrestling shoes for his youth wrestlers.  During the past 40 plus years that Roy has been operating this program, he stated that “over 150,000 youth have participated in it.” TSWWF is very proud to have the support of individuals and businesses that helped make this donation possible.  We are looking forward to our next campaign that seeks to reach a $15,000 goal and cover the pay-to-play expenses for 50 high school wrestlers.

Please support us in achieving this goal so that the coaches can help prepare the youth of today for the challenges of tomorrow!

For more information on this donation, you can read the article from the Clackamas Review.


Cheryl Croft Bennett, President, TSWWF, with Roy Pittman and young wrestlers from his program.

Coach Roy Pittman being presented with $3000 check from TSWWF.

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