For more than 40 years, executives from across the country gathered at Cooper Aerobics Center for The Tyler Cup Invitational. The annual running event promoted health and fitness in the workplace and raised money for an associated endowment fund. 2014 marked the final race.
Recently, the Tyler Cup Foundation bequeathed its entire endowment, $1.3 million, to The Cooper Institute. Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper himself thanked the foundation for its largesse. He says the institute will use the funds to continue its research on aging and the positive effects of exercise.