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REBUILDING TOGETHER NEW ORLEANS – April 28, 2012

RTNO Partnership Spotlight: We Are One 365

By Kate Cutrer,  Rebuilding Together New Orleans Special Projects Coordinator

This month, RTNO’s Warriors at Work (WAW), a workforce development program for homeless veterans, received a generous pledge of support from the “We Are One 365” (WAO365) organization.

When this non-profit organization learned about RTNO’s WAW program, WAO365 founder Matthew Wood was eager to support this worthy cause. WAO365’s message is simple, yet earnest: “The men and women in military service have taken care of us, now it is our turn to take care of them.”

WAO365 recently pledged $500 in support of RTNO’s WAW program, as well as sending each of our four veterans a WAO365 t-shirt. However, these aren’t just any old t-shirts for the WAO365 organization. Avid runners and athletes, WAO365 team members sport these t-shirts while participating in marathons, soccer matches, and other sporting events to strike up a dialogue about the challenges faced by our service members.

With the proceeds of the t-shirt sales supporting our service members and their families, RTNO’s WAW crew were grateful for their cause and support. As WAW crew member Barry Jones said after receiving the WAO365 t-shirt, “I don’t know who came up with the slogan “We Are One,” but they got it right. At the end of the day, we really are just one, looking out for the best of our country.”

LAX GEAR ZONE – April 11, 2012

College gear news: Ursinus (Pa.) flashes shirts while honoring ‘We Are One 365′ in preparation for game Saturday

The Ursinus Men’s Lacrosse team, in partnership with We Are One 365, will be honoring the sacrifices of our military and their families on Saturday when it hosts McDaniel College at Patterson Field in Collegeville, Pa.

The game is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start.

The Bears will be the first to participate in the 365 Game Day Program and will be wearing the 365 team shirts for warm ups. We Are One 365′s mission is to raise awareness for the daily sacrifice made by our military and to support military families in need.

“The Ursinus Men’s Lacrosse players have come together as a team to make the We Are One 365 pledge. They are the first college team to make the pledge and we are proud to have them sport our gear,” said Matthew Wood, CEO and Founder of WAO 365.

Men’s Lacrosse has participated in several ways so far this year:

1. “Making the Pledge” to wear the 365 shirts once per week for a team workout to raise awareness and show their support for the sacrifices of our military and their families.

2. 100% of the money raised from shirt sales was donated to a family in Oxford, Maine. The father of the family was killed in action while serving in Iraq as part of the 41st Field Artillery Regiment. In honor of their sacrifice, the team and WAO 365 donated $500 in supermarket gift cards to alleviate some of the monthly financial burden on the family.

3. Ursinus Lacrosse: Holiday Salute to the Troops – http://www.youtube.com/user/ursinusmlax

The men’s lacrosse program is honored to be partnered with this great organization and excited about taking the next step by participating in the ’365 Game Day Program’ on April 14th. We ask that you please consider “Making the Pledge”, donating to support a military family in need, and to please spread the word in your communities about this great organization.”

To follow and stay updated with the teams involvement with the organization please visit http://weareone365.org/make-the-pledge/ursinus-lacrosse/ or visit weareone365.org/Ursinus-lacrosse-event/

LAXPOWER - November 28, 2011

Ursinus Men’s Lacrosse Joins ‘We Are One 365′

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The 2011-2012 Ursinus men’s lacrosse team is excited to announce that they have committed to supporting a non-profit organization called We Are One 365. The mission of the organization is to raise awareness for the daily sacrifice made by our military.”The men of Ursinus Lacrosse have been fortunate over the last couple years to work with team building experts from The Program Athletics, many of whom are military veterans,” said senior captain Jeff Ocampo. “These men have had an immeasurable impact on our program. We are grateful for their service and the sacrifice of all the men and women of our armed forces.”We Are One 365 is a unique initiative that allows us, as athletes, to promote awareness and provide financial support for our military and their families. We are excited to support this organization and want to thank all service members for the protection of our freedom,” Ocampo added.One of the greatest strengths in both our program and the Ursinus community is the unity and collective ability of our coaches, players, families, and alumni. As a whole, we have the ability to have a big impact on this great organization. This year our players will be wearing the WeAreOne 365 t-shirts once per week during a workout to raise awareness and to recognize the daily sacrifice made by the men and women of our military. In addition, the proceeds from our t-shirt purchases will go towards a military family in our area. Our hope is to not only support the cause, but to develop a lasting relationship between this military family and our program. The military serves us every day, and our goal is to help this organization both grow and support the military 365 days a year.”I would like to personally thank Ursinus for partnering with our organization and making the pledge to wear our We Are One 365 shirts one day a week during their workouts,” said Founder/CEO Matthew Wood.
“We couldn’t have been more excited to see several Ursinus Men’s Lacrosse alumni at our Launch Event in NYC this past weekend.”Their commitment to attend the event demonstrates the character of Ursinus Men’s Lacrosse past and present players. We hope that through our work together we will raise awareness of the daily sacrifice made by our military and their families in the Ursinus and Collegeville communities as well as throughout the Centennial Conference,” Wood explained. Our program will have a team page at which the community can follow our service work with the organization: http://weareone365.org/make-the-pledge/ursinus-lacrosse/This team page will be updated throughout the year with pictures and information about our work with W.A.O. 365We encourage everyone in the Ursinus Community to visit WeAreOne365.org to learn more about their mission. If interested, you can “make the pledge”, donate to the organization, and purchase their gear online.
This article was first published on the Official Site of Ursinus Athletics on November 23, 2011. It also appeared on PhillyLacrosse.com on November 20, 2011.