As reported by MaineBiz…
The Travis Roy Foundation, a national nonprofit created by the Augusta native and North Yarmouth Academy hockey star who died last fall, will permanently wind down its work early next year.
The foundation will end its fundraising sometime after April 2022 in accordance with Roy’s wishes, according to a news release Friday.
He had requested that the foundation cease operation following his death, which occurred Oct. 29, 2020, after complications from surgery. Roy was 45.
In 1996, Roy launched the foundation, which grew to become the largest spinal cord injury charity program of its kind in the country, the release said. The foundation has raised over $20 million for research and for grants to thousands of individuals and their families dealing with paralysis after a spinal cord injury, and awarded more than $5.6 million in grants toward finding a cure.
Travis Roy Foundation trustees are currently in discussions with other nonprofits to establish programs that will continue Roy’s mission for years to come, according to the release.