The 2017 Ken Gerdes III Memorial Foundation Newsletter
The Ken Gerdes III Memorial Foundation was established by his family to support Illinois wrestlers and wrestling groups at all competitive levels. The generous donations made in Ken’s honor allows us to carry out the contributions he intended to make to the Illinois wrestling community. The goal of the foundation is to support ALL Illinois wrestlers at all competitive levels. Each year, we provide the Junior & Cadet Freestyle & Greco Roman National teams a souvenir towel. In addition to the $1000 Leadership Awards, we have sent kids to wrestling camps, financed high school wrestlers trips to freestyle & Greco nationals, and paid travel expenses for Illinois Olympic hopefuls, including 2000 Olympic Greco-Roman Team Member Kevin Bracken and 2004 Olympic Freestyle Team Member Joe Williams and 2008 Olympic Greco-Roman Team Member T.C. Dantzler. Ellis Coleman, 2012 Olympic Greco-Roman Team Member, 2016 Olympic Women’s Freestyle Team Member, 2016 Olympic Men’s Freestyle Team Member.
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