The Adam Charles Ports Foundation was founded in 2002 to honor the memory of a beloved family member and friend. The ACP Foundation offers significant scholarships to further the academic education of individuals who have trained in the martial arts. Since its inception, the ACP Foundation has awarded $409,000 in scholarships to deserving students who have trained in the martial arts.
In 2019, the ACP Foundation awarded 17 scholarships totaling $62,000! See the list of winners here.
On November 19th, 2002, Adam Charles Ports was critically injured in an accident. The 18-year-old freshman at Tiffin University died the following day, leaving a void that will never heal for his parents, Michael and Lori Ports, and brother, Matt. What they hope will go on forever is a gift that was born out of their tragedy with the formation of the Adam Charles Ports Foundation. Because of Adam's love for Tae Kwon Do, a Foundation scholarship in his memory will be awarded to select martial arts applicants for the post-high school education.
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