Gbolu Fawole Memorial Fund
Gbolu Fawole was a family-oriented and fun-loving brother, son, grandson, uncle, cousin, friend, Physical Therapist, mentor, and so much more. He was widely known for his love of sports, and never shied away from the gym or basketball court in whatever city he found himself.
Gbolu was born on January 15, 1993 to Dr. Alaba and Mrs. Tinuke Fawole at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. Gbolu graduated from Grayson High School in 2011, where he played Boys Varsity Tennis. His favorite part about being on the team, aside from playing the sport itself, was undoubtedly the meals & snacks the players received before each game and during practices (he was a major foodie). He received his Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Exercise Science in 2015 from Georgia Southern University. Determined to further his education, Gbolu went on to attend the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Miami, Florida campus. After much diligence and prayer, Gbolu received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in 2020. As a professional, Gbolu practiced geriatric Physical Therapy in North Carolina and also in Dallas, TX until his sudden and untimely demise on December 15, 2022 - exactly one month shy of his 30th birthday.
Gbolu was an athlete; a sportsman through-and-through who played almost every sport including basketball, tennis, ping pong, volleyball and swimming. He enjoyed working out, traveling, participating in church activities, playing board games and spending time with his family. He was known as “Uncle Gbolu'' to countless young kids from his community who looked up to him as a big brother and mentor. He had a special way with kids that many people looked at with awe and joy.
He is inexplicably missed, and his family seeks to donate to AYTEF in his honor, as they believe the mission of enriching young people’s lives through tennis and education aligns perfectly with Gbolu’s spirit and legacy.