Tyler Trent Night coming to Seymour


Before the Seymour High School band takes the field at halftime of Friday night’s game against Hoosier Hills Conference rival Bedford North Lawrence there will be a special presentation.

Tony Trent, the father of the late Tyler Trent, will give a short speech as part of “Tyler Trent Night” at Bulleit Stadium.

The night is part of an effort by the Seymour Football Parents Club, the Seymour High School student government and Seymour High School dance marathon club to help raise money for cancer research.

Trent, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a cancer that produces immature bones and affects people under the age of 25, died on New Year’s Day of this year.

Jerry Roberts, pastor at White Creek United Methodist Church, will be selling copies of Trent’s book “The Upset” for $23 prior to kickoff. The book was released just a few days before Tyler Trent’s death.

During halftime, members of the student government will pass around collection buckets for donations to the “Tyler Trent Foundation.”

Any checks can be made out to the Tyler Trent Foundation.

Parent’s club treasurer, Stephanee Roberts, will collect the money and give it to the foundation. Anyone interested in donating outside of the game should contact her at [email protected].

Trent was diagnosed with his rare bone disease at age 15 and founded the “Teens with a Cause” movement to help get younger people to do service projects for families affected by cancer.

While at Purdue University, Trent was involved with the dance marathon club, which helped raise funds for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Seymour has a similar program and has used donated funds to help support Riley’s effort to fight pediatric cancer.

The Tyler Trent Foundation recently made a $50,000 donation to Riley.

More information about the foundation can be found online at tylertrentbook.com. Trent’s book is also available for purchase on the website. A portion of the proceeds from each book sold goes towards Tyler’s goal of raising $1 million for cancer research and for families battling cancer.

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