Tyler Wentz Memorial Godwin Scholarship Announcement!

We are so excited to announce the 2018 Tyler Wentz Memorial Godwin Scholarship winner to be Grace Moncure.  Grace was described by one of her teachers as having a heart of gold, being a quiet leader, and having a terrific work ethic.  We love how Grace’s kindness has helped not only the Godwin community but the surrounding community as well.  She has made our world a little brighter and happier, and that kindness will spread.   We know that Grace will continue to pass her warm smile, caring soul, humbleness, laughter, passion for learning, and of course her genuine kindness on as she continues her education in the fall at James Madison University.  Best of luck Grace!!

Tyler Wentz Memorial Scholarship for Tuckahoe Little League Announcement!

The Wentz Family and members of the Tyler Wentz Memorial Fund are proud and honored to announce Kaeyln Wagner as the winner of the 2018 Tyler Wentz Memorial Tuckahoe Scholarship Award. Kaelyn has been a strong and positive influence for players, coaches, and parents around Tuckahoe Little League for about 9 years. She has played softball, umpired, and coached and mentored multiple softball teams from the 8-year-old’s who love turning cartwheels in the outfield, to middle schoolers who are more competitive and had big goals they set to accomplish (which they did by the way). With her strong mentorship skills and kind spirit, Kaelyn has demonstrated her commitment to the Tuckahoe community as well as being a positive leader and outstanding role model for the younger generations. Keep that quick smile, giving heart, and strong work ethic Kaeyln! We wish you all the best at Old Dominion University!

About Tyler Wentz

Tyler Wentz was an easygoing, hardworking, gentle, selfless soul who loved to make people laugh.“T-Wentz” had a mad passion for his family, his sister Emily, his pets, many friends, ‘merica, The Red Sox, Godwin High School, music, video games, and sports. Tuckahoe Little League became his “second home” and over three years he umpired hundreds of kids and was best known for his fairness, knowledge of the game, kind, positive words of encouragement, and helpful tips. As he aged out of fall ball he decided to try coaching and quickly discovered his “sweet spot”. That fall would be the start of 4 teams Tyler would coach. (Fall Ball, Spring Ball, All-Stars, and Invitational.) He took great pride in his “little guys”. He worked very hard to be a good role model and a positive influence to the kids. This was immensely important to him.

On August 27th, 2015 Tyler Wentz had an accident while body surfing with his best friend and spent 18 days in CVICU on life support. He did regain consciousness a few times and fought incredibly hard, however, sadly he passed away due to complications on Sunday, September 13th, 2015. Tyler impacted hundreds of people of all ages, and so it is incredibly important that we carry on his positivity, passion, kindness, and commitment to the community.

We have created the Tyler Wentz Memorial Fund and this site to carry on his memory for the years to come. The Tyler Wentz Memorial Fund's primary mission will be to provide scholarships for a graduating senior at Mills E. Godwin High School and a graduating Senior who was involved with Tuckahoe Little League. Both scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate having a kind and gentle heart and positive spirit similar to Tyler. More information on scholarship requirements are available here.

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