On behalf of the Urda family and the Sean Urda Memorial Soccer Scholarship, we want to thank you for making our Third Annual "Soccer-Golf" Outing a success. We had a terrific turnout with over 150 people coming out to help honor Sean’s memory by playing "Soccer-Golf" and even more participating in our raffles.
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Pickleball for a Good Cause
Elwood-John H. Glenn High School students recently participated in the Sean Urda Memorial Scholarship Pickleball Fundraiser with all proceeds going towards the Sean Urda Memorial Soccer Scholarship Fund. The doubles tournament allowed students to pay a fee of $20 and play against their fellow classmates for a good cause. … Read more
Volleying for Others
Elwood-John H. Glenn High School students banded together for an evening of healthy competition during the school’s annual Volleyball-a-thon on March 16. The event raised $3,380 which will be donated to the Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo Sergeants Benevolent Association for Widows & Children’s Fund for NYC, the Sean Urda Memorial Soccer Scholarship Fund and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.. … Read more
Elwood's New Soccer Scoreboard Named in Remembrance of Sean Urda
The Elwood Union Free School District gathered on the Elwood-John H. Glenn High School varsity soccer field on Oct. 14 for a special scoreboard dedication ceremony in remembrance of student Sean Urda. … Read more/Pictures
Community Gathers for Special Scoreboard Dedication Ceremony
The district gathered on the Elwood-John H. Glenn High School varsity soccer field on Oct. 14 for a special scoreboard dedication ceremony in remembrance of student Sean Urda.. … Read more
Nineteen years ago today you were born.
Nineteen years ago today you were born. Your presence lit up our lives and made our home brighter and our family stronger. We will spend today, much as we do everyday …. remembering you and holding you in our hearts. Happy Birthday Sean. We miss you more everyday. Family first always.
Love, Dad, Mom, Tyler, Luke and Beckham … Read more
Amazing Support and $100,000
To our family , our friends, Sean friends, and our community:
We are extremely grateful and blessed to have such amazing support. Together, in just under 9 months, we have raised more than $100,000 and created a truly incredible legacy honoring the memory of a truly special young man. … Read more
As the clock struck 7:14 p.m. Sunday night, hundreds of balloons went skyward as the Elwood community marked six months since the untimely death of one of their own.
“Sean, we miss you. We love you. And this is for you,” his father, Gary Urda, said, choking back tears in the moments before the balloons were released. … Read more
July 26th marks 6 months since the passing of our beautiful son Sean. To honor his memory, we are releasing balloons on Sunday July 26th at sunset from John Glenn High School’s Soccer Field. Family and friends interested in joining us, please come to the High School by 7:00. … Read more
–Music, Giving Keep Sean Urda’s Memory Alive ~ By Danny Schrafel ~ Long Islander News Since the day their son died in a snow-tubing accident in Huntington Jan. 26, Gary and Nicole Urda said the Elwood community has time and again proven their nickname, the “Heart of Huntington,” is more… Read more
Elwood-John H. Glenn High School recently hosted a benefit concert in memory of Sean Urda, a student who passed away earlier this year. Students and staff members participated as performers and volunteers at the event, paying homage to their friend while honoring his life through music. Student Tom Priest spearheaded…Read more
On January 26th, in his senior year of high school, East Northport’s Sean Urda tragically lost his life in a snow tubing accident. A longtime LIJSL player, Sean loved the game of soccer. “Sean’s greatest passions in life were family, friends and soccer,” said his dad and travel coach Gary Urda.... Read more
In Loving Memory … Sean Urda, John Glenn Varsity Soccer
Lou Hanner and Chris Reilly would like to thank everyone for their heartwarming wishes.
As you can imagine it has been a real long two weeks.... Read more
This tournament is a doubles tournament and is open to all John H. Glenn students as long as you are in good standing with the administration. There is a $20 fee / team and all proceeds will go to the Sean Urda Memorial Soccer Scholarship Fund.Read more
The parents of a Long Island teenager who was killed while snow tubing in Huntington are speaking out exclusively to Eyewitness News. Seventeen-year-old Sean Urda and two friends were taking turns tubing down Chester Court when the John Glenn High School senior … Read more/Video
At the inaugural Suffolk County Dual Championship Tournament on Jan. 30 and 31, the Elwood-John H. Glenn High School Knights varsity wrestling team overcame a number of obstacles to claim the first Suffolk County Dual Championship title. For Elwood, this championship run wasn’t just about wins and losses, but about…Read more
More than 300 students from Elwood-John H. Glenn High School gathered for the school’s annual Charity Volleyball-a-thon. The event represents one of the largest high school fundraisers of the year, with all proceeds benefiting the Tom Cutinella Scholarship Fund, American Cancer Society Relay for Life and Sean Urda Memorial Soccer…Read more
In honor of Sean Urda, an Elwood-John H. Glenn High School student who recently passed away, the Elwood Union Free School District hosted the second annual Elwood Classic Lacrosse Tournament on April 11, with all proceeds benefiting the Urda family along with two other Elwood families who suffered tragedies this…Read more
Let me share a few personal thoughts – and I certainly don’t mean to be depressing. I’m typing this on my laptop in a hotel room out in New Paltz, NY, where I took refuge from the “historic blizzard” that was supposed to hit my Connecticut town. Naturally, I watched the…Read more
A frolic in the snow turned tragic when a Long Island teenager riding an inflatable tube struck a light pole and was killed. Sean Urda was the first reported death from the winter storm that shut down New York City and much of the Northeast coast on Monday. … Read more
Elwood residents and students struggled Tuesday to cope with the death of a popular high school student in a snow-tubing accident the night before. Sean Urda, 17, and two friends were taking turns riding a snow tube on Chester Court, a cul-de-sac near hilly Little Plains Road, about 10 p.m…. Read more
The Elwood Union Free School District is extremely saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Sean Urda, a senior at Elwood-John H. Glenn High School. Sean was a well-liked member of our student body and an extremely well-rounded student. … Read more
To the Elwood Community, We would like to extend our deepest thanks to the Elwood Community for all the support that was given our family in the wake of the tragic accident of our son Sean. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from the community and we are…Read more
URDA – Sean M., #14 of East Northport, NY at 17 years of age. Beloved son of Gary and Nicole Urda. Cherished brother of Tyler and Luke. Visiting Friday 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Brueggemann Funeral Home 522 Larkfield Road, East Northport.… Read more