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Dr. George T. Wilson and his wife, Irene, established the Tommy Wilson Memorial Award in honor of their youngest son, Tommy, who was born with cerebral palsy and passed away in 1974 at the age of 16. Because of Tommy, Dr. Wilson became involved in recreation for developmentally disabled individuals. Dr. Wilson is remembered as a great leader and inspiration in the field of leisure and recreation.
His legacy carries on through the Tommy Wilson Memorial Grant. The grant supports recreational programs for individuals with disabilities. Grants are awarded for up to $1,500 total per year. Applicants may apply for $500 to $1,500. AAHPERD reserves the right to not award any funds in any given year.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered (additional requirements in application packet):
Please email your completed application packet in Word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All materials must be received electronically at AAHPERD by December 1. If you would like additional information, feel free to contact us.