CARMEL — The third annual "Tee off for Tyler" was held at the Bridgewater Club in Carmel on Monday.
The charity golf event raises money for pediatric cancer research for the Tyler Trent Foundation.
The Tyler Trent Foundation honors the legacy and mission of Tyler Trent who battled osteosarcoma, a rare bone disease.
Trent was a Purdue University student and football superfan with dreams of being a sports journalist, according to the foundation's website.
In 2019, Trent founded the Tyler Trent Foundation and raised $3 million for the The Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment at Purdue University, Riley Children’s Hospital and the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
"He would be enthralled to see what's happening in his honor today and for his cause. This really was his passion before he died," Tyler's father Tony Trent said. "His passion was he did not want any other families to go through what he had to go through and he didn't want any other kids to get cancer."
After Trent passed in 2019, his parents Tony and Kelly Trent continued his mission to support cancer research.
The "Tee Off For Tyler" event was sold out for golfers with over 100 people in attendance.
The event featured special guests from Purdue University including head football coach Ryan Walters, special guests from Indianapolis Colts, updates from IU school of Medicine about the ongoing fight of pediatric cancer and a golf ball drop from a helicopter.
There was also a silent auction held with autographed sports gear, VIP sports experiences, gifts from Riley Hospital for
Children and more. The silent auction is still live.
The Tyler Trent Foundation has raised more that $200,000 since 2019 in addition to the millions Tyler raised during his life.
To learn more about the Tyler Trent Foundation, visit their website.