Jon Urbana Excels Outside The Lacrosse Arena Read more

Jon Urbana Excels Outside The Lacrosse Arena

Award-winning company CrowdRise is on a mission to spread their innovative charitable campaign platform with individuals worldwide. Since their launch, this influential corporation is revered as one of the best online fundraising websites by Mashable and Forbes. Similarly, Barrons’ recognized the CrowdRise Community as a Top 25 Best Global Philanthropist. Amazingly, their unique interface is utilized by many prominent organizations including Boston Marathon, NYC Marathon, Ironman, UNICFF, and the Red Cross as well as popular celebrities like Paul Rudd, Seth Rogan, Will Ferrell, Sophia Bush, Iam Somerhalder, Sean Penn, and Olivia Wilde.

Recently, Villanova lacrosse star Jon Urbana, who is the co-founder of Next Level Lacrosse Camps, also employed CrowdRise campaign services to raise money for the Animal Rescue & Adoption Society. As a longstanding advocate against animal cruelty, his primary goal is to increase awareness concerning one of the country’s most respected nonprofits foundations. Donations can be made easily through his Crowdrise campaign page.

Urbana first announced the campaign in a tweet, and he’s since shared it on Facebook as well.

In the early 2000s, Jon Urbana eagerly attended Villanova University where he studied Economics for four years. Throughout his college pursuit, he was a star player on the Men’s Lacrosse Team during which he received much recognition for his outstanding performances such as the CAA Defensive Player of the Year, Tewaaraton Award Watchlist, and the NCAA Division 1 All-American.

Shortly after his educational and sport endeavors, his website states that he launched Next Level Lacrosse Camp, which is a premier instructional training program that specializes on refining skills for Colorado youth. Moreover, the mission of the company is to provide novice athletes with the necessary techniques to excel in challenging games. Remarkably, Urbana’s camps proudly feature many of the best pros such as former Denver outlaws players and select Lacrosse professionals. The program also includes fun competitions and giveaways. Next Level Lacrosse Camp is currently hosted at the Vail Mountain School. Male players ages ten to fifteen may enroll in the day camp; however, the participants must have pre-arranged transportation. Early bird registration is available in December 2015.

Alongside his profound entrepreneurship at this influential company, Urbana is Head of Business Development at Ellipse USA and well-respected in both the music and video worlds. Through this managerial role, he strategically oversees the Intense Pulse Light and Laser Technologies.

Andy Wirth Is Raising Funds For The Navy Seal Foundation Read more

Andy Wirth Is Raising Funds For The Navy Seal Foundation

It has been a long journey for Andy Wirth the President and CEO of Squaw Valley. An avid skydiver, he took to the skies on an October day, however everything changed for him that day. There was a problem with the landing and Wirth ended up in a vineyard. Vineyards are full of wires and poles and Wirth severed his arm on a pole. Thanks to his backwoods training, he was able to keep himself from going into shock and tried to control the bleeding to the best of his ability.

After a lengthy hospital stay, he returned to Squaw Valley with his arm intact. Though being an athlete, he found it to be a huge struggle trying to get back into shape. However, things began to look brighter when he met and became fast friends with Navy Seal Team doing some mountain combat training.

Wirth continued to work hard and began to regain everything that he lost in the accident. He even campaigned to bring an IRONMAN 70.3 race to his town. He went as far as sending a video of him riding a bike to longtime friend and IRONMAN CEO Andrew Messick. Wirth got his race along with a challenge from Messick to compete in this race.

Wirth formed a relay team to compete in the race. For this team, named Special Warfare Warrior Support Team, it is more than just getting to the finish line. They are raising funds for the Navy Seal Foundation. Wirth wants to do something for the men and women who loss limbs and lives doing things that we will never truly know about. Meeting the Seals gave Wirth some peace of mind in his long journey and now he is giving back. Considering helping Andy Wirth and his team to make their goal and make a donation…