Winner to be spotlighted at the upcoming Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby
Championship live on ESPN
HORSHAM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company (Penn Mutual) has selected three
finalists for its 2019 Life of Significance Award. The award is
presented at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC), taking
place from May 31 through June 2 at Philadelphia’s Talen Energy Stadium.
The Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award is presented annually to one
student-athlete participating in the Penn Mutual CRC, male or female,
who upholds the values of the rugby community and Penn Mutual. The
finalists demonstrate integrity, respect and loyalty—on and off the
pitch—through mentorship, giving back to their communities and working
with various charitable organizations.
This prestigious award was inspired by the book, “Living a Life of
Significance,” by Joseph Jordan, which details the positive impact the
life insurance industry has on society. Below are highlights about each
Matthew Crowe, Iona College, from Malverne, N.Y., is the leader
of the Iona chapter of Midnight Run, an organization that coordinates
over 30 student volunteers on a monthly basis to donate food, clothing
and other essentials to the homeless population in New York. He’s also
traveled internationally to help marginalized communities in Dublin,
Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland. Matt currently serves as a campus
minister and organizes a bi-weekly Bible Study that helps bring together
people from different religious backgrounds to openly discuss their
Jeston Glish, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, from Fond
du Lac, Wis., has spent the past three summers at the Wisconsin Lions
Camp, working with people who are visually impaired, deaf, hard of
hearing or intellectually disabled, as well as children with autism or
Type 1 diabetes. He has also spent two years coaching Special Olympic
athletes in track and field, basketball and bowling. Jeston currently
works for the YMCA in both before- and after-school childcare and is
participating in an internship through the Mayo Clinic.
Kraig Puccia, Fordham University, from Whitestone, N.Y., traveled
to Bethel, Alaska as a member of Fordham’s GO! (Global Outreach) Program
to learn about how drug and alcohol abuse impact the local community.
While in Alaska, Kraig primarily assisted the Tundra Women’s Coalition,
which works to protect women in the community from their partners during
alcohol or drug-induced episodes that threaten their safety. Last year,
Kraig volunteered at the Domestic Violence Bureau at the Queens District
Attorney’s office. This summer he will volunteer at the Veterans
Advocacy Project through the Urban Justice Center, doing pro-bono work
for neglected veterans throughout New York City.
The winner of the 2019 Life of Significance Award will be announced at a
private event on May 31. The winner will also be recognized during an
on-field presentation at the Penn Mutual CRC on June 1 live on ESPN.
Upon winning the award, the honoree will have a $5,000 contribution made
to the charity of his choice. The winner’s rugby program will also
receive $1,000 in Rhino Rugby gear for equipment needs.
About The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
Penn Mutual is committed to helping people live life with confidence. At
the heart of this purpose is the belief that life insurance is central
to a sound financial plan. Through our network of trusted advisers, we
are dedicated to helping individuals, families and businesses achieve
their dreams. Visit Penn Mutual at www.pennmutual.com.
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