Recent Developments of the Pat Tillman Foundation
July 14, 2004
The family of Pat Tillman is pleased to announce the recent developments of the Pat Tillman Foundation, a private foundation created in Pat's memory following his death on April 22, 2004, fighting for his country.
The Pat Tillman Foundation seeks to carry forward his legacy by inspiring and supporting others striving to promote positive change in themselves and the world around them.
'We have created this Foundation to honor Pat's memory and carry forward his legacy,' says Marie Tillman, the wifeof Pat and Chairman of the Board. 'Our goal is to inspire and support others that live their lives with a similar spirit and strive for positive change. Like Pat, the Foundation bearing his name is deliberate in developing planned courses of action and will focus its initial efforts on educating America's next generation of leaders with the ethical foundation and critical-thinking skills they need to drive positive change in themselves and their communities.'
The Foundation's Board of Directors, which includes Marie and Kevin Tillman, the brother of Pat, will initially partner with notable thought-leaders to develop activities and curricula for collegiate and professional athletes to deliver in junior high schools and high schools around the country.
'Equipping student athletes and professional athletes to deliver a positive message; giving them the tools to help kids make positive changes in themselves and those around them...that's something Pat believed in,' says Marie Tillman.
The Foundation is currently identifying local and regional educational institutions to partner with during the first two years of operations with a broader national roll out plan expected by 2006.
Pat's family and Foundation express deep appreciation for the love and support so generously given since Pat's death. 'With the continued support from so many people, we will carry forward Pat's legacy by inspiring and supporting those who make positive changes in themselves and their surrounding communities,' said Alex Garwood, brother-in-law and Executive Director of the Pat Tillman Foundation.
For more information, please visit the Foundation's website at www.PatTillmanFoundation.net.
All inquiries should be directed to:
PO Box 20053
San Jose, CA 95120
or via e-mail at Info@PatTillmanFoundation.net.