Our mission is to perpetuate Theodore “TURTLE” Wilson’s drive to help others persevere through their challenges in order to achieve their potential and to share their own gifts with confidence in a “pay it forward” manner.
The TURTLE Effect™ Foundation is committed to empowering talented and dedicated athletes to pursue their goals. Cycling was a passion of Turtle Wilson’s, and one he shared with vigor among his friends and community. Read more about how the Foundation honors his legacy and what it means to be a “bikeROCKstar.”
The Gregor Mendel Scholarship will be an annual scholarship awarded to one or more nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporate Chicago-focused entities whose missions best exemplify the spirit, perseverance, commitment to excellence, and humanity of Lt Col (Ret) Theodore “TURTLE” Wilson. Read more about how the TURTLE Effect™ plays into the Scholarship selection criteria.
News, Notes and Updates
Stephanie (and new seeing eye dog Ellie) picked up her custom Don Walker Cycles track tandem from Elevation Wheel Company, thanks again @torqndust for building it up, @bikeracingcouldbeyourlife for the bike fit, and Coach Brian Abers! And that’s a wrap for cycling...
Construction of Stephanie Zundel’s unique tandem track bike is underway under the guidance and direction of Coach Brian Abers of BriHOP Coaching. The precise bike position and fit measurements were honed by Robert Mayfield of Bike COS Mobile. These were then handed...
Who was Turtle?
“I introduce myself as Turtle and I usually say that just because I’m slow and lethargic and that creates a laugh out of most folks as I run into the room with my hair on fire. But it’s a good icebreaker, right? It kind of takes everyone out of their kung fu stance and allows you to lighten an atmosphere and try to focus on the things that I like focusing on, which is bringing some optimism and positivity to the room...”
Support the Foundation
Your support of The TURTLE Effect Foundation helps others persevere and overcome their challenges in order to achieve their potential in cycling and academics. Please consider the Foundation for any of your charitable giving, whether large or small. In the words of Turtle Wilson: “Let’s make it happen!”
The TURTLE Effect Foundation is a non-profit corporation formed under the State of Michigan with tax exempt status pending