Springfield wrestling program gets donation from fallen Navy Seal's foundation
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Springfield High School's wrestling program is getting a helping hand, with the Tyrone Snowden Wood's wrestling foundation donating $3,000 to the program.
The foundation is named after a fallen U.S. Navy Seal who was killed in 2012 while defending the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
Woods was also a former wrestler in Oregon City, and on Monday, Woods' mother presented the check to the school.
"We started this in order to honor my son for his heroism and being a great American," said Cheryl Croft Bennett, the President of the foundation. "Fighting for his country and also to make an awareness of the importance of the great sport of wrestling."
The wrestling program plans to use the money to buy a wrestling mat. Before receiving the grant, the program had been fundraising to get a new one.