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DeKalb man, founder of DeKalb Wrestling Club named in scholarship memorial fund

Fund will benefit graduating DeKalb High School seniors and wrestlers

According to a news release from the DeKalb County Community Foundation, the Donald 'Tank' Anderson Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating DeKalb High School senior who has participating in the wrestling program for four years, maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average, proven leadership skills, and a record of giving back to the community.
According to a news release from the DeKalb County Community Foundation, the Donald 'Tank' Anderson Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating DeKalb High School senior who has participating in the wrestling program for four years, maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average, proven leadership skills, and a record of giving back to the community.

SYCAMORE – The late Donald "Tank" Anderson, a DeKalb native who died in 2013, is being honored with a memorial fund to benefit the DeKalb wrestling community.

According to a news release from the DeKalb County Community Foundation, the Donald "Tank" Anderson Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating DeKalb High School senior who has participated in the wrestling program for four years, maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average, has proven leadership skills and a record of giving back to the community.

Anderson was a U.S. Army veteran and retired firefighter who discovered his love of wrestling through his sons, the release said. In the late 1980s, Anderson and several friends established the DeKalb Wrestling Club.

Donations to Anderson's fund, or any other community foundation fund, can be made online at dekalbccf.org/donate or by mail to the foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For information, call Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or dan@dekalbccf.org.

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