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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

"Soccer Golf" Outing 2016
"On behalf of the Urda family and the Sean Urda Memorial Soccer Scholarship, we want to thank you for making our First Annual "Soccer-Golf" Outing a huge success. … Read more/Pictures


1st Annual Sean Urda Foundation "Soccer Golf" Outing
July 23, 2016 - Join us for some fun! Your outing includes: 9 Hole scramble, Raffles, Prizes, Shot gun start, Breakfast. Price: $30 … Read more

Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony
We are holding a Memorial Candle Lighting Cermony this Thursday, January 14th in memory of Sean. It will take place at St. Anthony of Padua Church at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. … Read more


Elwood Community Unites for Knights
A wave of Knights pride swept over Elwood-John H. Glenn High School during its annual spirit week, leading up to the homecoming parade and game on Saturday, Oct. 31.… 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

Memories Of Sean Urda Soar Skyward

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

Sean Urda Balloon Release Video

Dearest friends and family - We want to thank all of you for coming out and honoring Sean with the balloon release on Sunday.  For those of you unable to make it, we captured the memory in this video.  … Read more & watch video

Remembering Sean Urda Balloon Release July 26th

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 — Long Islander News

–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

Sean Urda Benefit Concert Video

–Sean Urda Benefit Concert – Video… Read more

Benefit Concert Honors Sean Urda

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

Family Establishes Scholarship Fund for Fallen Soccer Player Sean Urda

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

Suffolk County Boy’s Soccer Coaches Association: Soccer News

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

Sean Urda Memorial Soccer Scholarship Pickleball Fundraiser’

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


Parents, Community of Huntington Teen Who Died in Snow Tubing Accident Keep His Legacy Alive

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


Elwood Knights Win First Suffolk Dual Championship

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

HS Students Volley for a Cause

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

LAX Tournament Proceeds Benefit Elwood Families

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

Tumblr Post – “Snowpocalypse2015, I’ll remember Sean Urda”

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


Long Island teen, a beloved leader among peers, dies in snow tubing accident after striking light pole

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

Sean Urda, teen killed in snow-tubing accident, remembered as ‘wonderful young man’

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


Message from the Elwood Superintendent of Schools Regarding the Tragic Death of Sean Urda

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

A Message from the Family of Sean Urda

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


Long Island teen, a beloved leader among peers, dies in snow tubing accident after striking light pole

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