A Helping Hand for Olympians & Paralympians in Need


A Letter from the Family of Thomas Jon McCullough (Paralympic Soccer, 1996, 2004):

Thomas Jon McCullough dies on August 15, 2014. He was 48 years old.

Jon loved the Olympic movement, and was a devoted athlete, competitor and sportsman and later as a sports program organizer. We were all very sad when he was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer. To our great pride, we heard that his reputation within the Olympic Community was so positive that the Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund (OORF) decided to initiate a new policy, where Paralympians can now be considered for OORF grants. Jon always wanted to be a part of the Olympic Family. Even more touching was the generous grant that was awarded to our Jon. The arrival of the OORF grant was a great consolation to us during our terrible time of sorrow (and a most helpful source of much needed funds), and we’re certain it would have been a great source of solace and encouragement to Jon as well.

You have our sincere gratitude: Jim, Kate and Daphne (members of Jon McCullough’s family)