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Kirk Urso Memorial Fund

To purchase "Kirk Urso: Forever Massive", please click HERE. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund.

The Kirk Urso Memorial Fund provides a platform to develop and support youth heart health research and programming to honor the memory of Crew SC midfielder Kirk Urso. Urso passed away suddenly at the age of 22 of an Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy on August 5, 2012.

Urso was originally selected by the Crew SC in the first round (No.10 overall) of the 2012 Supplemental Draft, and appeared in six games (five starts) with one assist. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where he made four consecutive NCAA Men’s College Cup Final Four appearances and captained the team to the 2011 NCAA National Championship. Urso was admired for his unwavering work ethic and steadfast character both on and off the field.

The Fund supports research and programming focused on congenital heart defects and sudden cardiac death in youth.

An exciting partner in this effort is the Children’s Heart Foundation, which is dedicated to bringing health, hope and happiness to children impacted by congenital heart defects by funding the most promising research to advance diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

To make a contribution to the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund in any amount, please use the PayPal button below.  Click here to donate by phone or by mail

Kirk Urso Memorial Fund Giving Levels have been established for those who have made significant contributions to carry on Kirk’s legacy. Donation increments can be submitted in any amount. See below for details.

$150 Leader Level

Kirk exemplified and epitomized leadership on and off the field. He trained with a relentless work ethic and inspired and built a coalition of like-minded leaders.

•     Company/personal listing on ColumbusCrewSC.com as a supporter of the Crew SC Foundation’s Kirk Urso Memorial Fund

 

$1,500 Captain Level

During his tenure at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Kirk made four straight NCAA Men’s College Cup appearances and captained the team that won the 2011 NCAA National Championship.

•     Company/personal listing with website link on ColumbusCrewSC.com as a supporter of the Crew SC Foundation's Kirk Urso Memorial Fund

•     Permanent name recognition

•     Commemorative gift recognizing your contribution to the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund

 

$5,015 Champion Level

Kirk was a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he led the team to the 2011 NCAA National Championship.

•     Company/personal listing and website link on ColumbusCrewSC.com as a supporter of the Crew SC Foundation’s Kirk Urso Memorial Fund

•     Permanent name recognition

•     Commemorative gift recognizing your contribution to the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund

 

$15,000 Circle 15 Club

The Circle 15 symbol pays tribute to Kirk’s life and will remind us of his unwavering worth ethic and steadfast character both on and off the field.

•     Company/personal listing with website link on ColumbusCrewSC.com as a supporter of the Crew SC Foundation's Kirk Urso Memorial Fund

•     Permanent name recognition

•     Commemorative gift recognizing your contribution to the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund

•     Halftime recognition at a Columbus Crew SC regular season home game

We are grateful for the contributions of our community to the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund.

Circle 15 Club
($15,000+)
Champion Level
($5,015 - $14,999)
Captain Level
($1,500 - $5,014)
Leader Level
($150 - $1,499)
MLS Players Union Major League Soccer

The Eldridge Family
The Euler Family
Portland Timbers
Houston Dynamo
Phladelphia Union
LA Galaxy
University of North Carolina Men's Soccer
Chicago Fire

 

Lois Meves
Jamie Ryan
Arin Kress
Kevin Crawford
Paul & Trista Howard
Todd Couper
Carlos & Martina Somoano
Arica Kress
Harlan and Kelley Louis
Mark McCullers
Jennifer Yuszka
John & Nancy Wagner
Charles & Elizabeth Venable
The Midnight Riders Inc.
Beth Miller
Kyle Urso
William Hesmer
Chris Litchford
Elizabeth Roycroft
Michael & Sandy Urso
Dana Jones
Michael McCarthy
The Ohio State University Men’s Soccer Team
Chivas USA
BMW Financial Services
Chad Moon

You can also make a contribution by mail or over the phone:

Kirk Urso Memorial Fund
Crew SC Foundation
One Black & Gold Blvd.
Phone or Email Contact:
Keiana Mitchell
Crew SC Foundation
Coordinator
614.447.4174

kmitchell@columbuscrewsc.com

*Please be advised that if using PayPal, a two percent processing fee will be deducted from your donation

Executive Director Bill Foley of the Children's Heart Foundation discusses the partnership with the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund