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.
JUST IN: @purduemitch to announce #Purdue’s physical campus memorial for @theTylerTrent Wednesday at Gate E of Ross-Ade Stadium. Will also announce recipient of inaugural Tyler Trent Courage & Resilience Award. @WLFI @PUCancerCenter @TonyTrent10 @Kat9798 https://t.co/XO3nPuAFPI pic.twitter.com/rfydB6S6Bv
— Trevor Peters (@TrevorPetersTV) March 25, 2019