Purdue to announce Tyler Trent physical memorial Wednesday

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels will announce a permanent campus memorial in honor of Tyler Trent

Posted: Mar 25, 2019 9:55 AM
Updated: Mar 25, 2019 10:25 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue President Mitch Daniels will announce the university's permanent campus memorial in honor of Tyler Trent Wednesday afternoon. Daniels will also announce the inaugural recipient of the Tyler Trent Courage and Resilience Award, per a news release.

Tyler died on New Year's Day after his battle with Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. He captivated the hearts of the world for his positive spirit and platform to fight the disease.

Daniels told News 18 in February that university officials were "centering on" one idea presented. 

The announcement will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Gate E of Ross-Ade Stadium. In case of rain, the event will be held in the lobby of the Football Performance Complex.

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