Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Kirk Urso - Columbus Crew
Urso played 6 games for the Columbus Crew in 2012 before his untimely death at age 22.
The Columbus Crew honored Urso by wearing the number 15 memorial patch on the right hand side of their jersey. The Crew honored Urso with a memorial on Aug 15, 2012 prior to their game against the LA Galaxy. A moment of silence was planned for the 15th minute of the game (15:00 - 15:59).
The Urso family has decided to honor Kirk legacy with the gift of tissue donation. Lifeline of Ohio promotes and co-ordinates organ and tissue donation. As a hero on and off the field, Kirk not only touches lives as a member of the Columbus Crew, but he will continue to impact others through his gift of tissue donation. Lifeline of Ohio gave out 4,000 green Donate Life bracelets at the game to support Kirk's gift of life.