Category Archives: Local Heroes

Skout Shows Everyone What Makes A Real Superhero

 

Skout has been known as a social media and dating network that spans over 180 countries and is found all over the world. Skout is also in 16 different languages and has many different features on the website and network that people can use to greet others as well as to communicate with one another. Recently, PR Newswire featured an article about Skout that showed that Skout really does care for the community. Skout has virtual gifts that can be sent from one person to another as a way to greet the person or to simply let them know that they are being thought of.

Although most people will send these gifts whenever they feel the need to, those who choose to send virtual gifts that have the superhero theme will not only be doing something for a friend on Skout but also for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Skout has chosen to make a donation each time a person sends a superhero virtual gift, and the donations will continue until a wish is fulfilled by the foundation. The donations that Skout is making to the Make-A-Wish foundation will be to the greater Bay Area location, and hopefully, many wishes can be fulfilled.

For those who don’t know what the Make-A-Wish foundation is, they grant the wishes of those who are sick and in need, and it’s generally children that are helped by the foundation. Money that’s donated to the foundation will cover a wish that the person may have, whether it’s to meet a star, to travel somewhere, or to have any type of a dream come true. Skout decided to donate money to the foundation based on the amount of superhero themed greetings that are sent because of the fact that National Superhero day was on April 28, 2016.

Skout even did a survey with many people to find out exactly what made a good superhero, and many didn’t say it was what a person wore or how many enemies they thwarted but how selfless the person was and how they helped others. The fact that many of the Skout users felt that anyone who would put others before themselves could make them a superhero shows just how far the vision of what a real superhero is has come over the years. Further questions were asked about superheroes in the survey, and the questions can be found by checking out the link below.

Link: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/skout-celebrates-real-life-superheroes-on-national-superhero-day-april-28-300258178.html

May the “Force” Be With Urbana…

A former pro athlete, the current founder of a lacrosse camp, and it doesn’t stop there…

Jon Urbana’s “Earth Force” GoFundMe Campaign is one we can all relate to and appreciate.

It is not often enough that (most) of us stop and take a second to appreciate OUR earth…and all her beauty. It’s not enough just to recycle our plastics, and ride our bikes whenever possible. We must also inspire the younger generations at his camp to realize how precious our planet is. Mr. Urbana is doing just that and reaching out and trying to do just that. This campaign, although based in Denver, has reached cities all over the country, thanks in large part to Urbana’s strong connections to Villanova.

Jon Urbana has also started a charity campaign through CrowdRise to raise money for a non-profit organization called ARAS (Animal Rescue & Adoption Society) in his native Denver, Colorado. He updates his donors daily on his blog.

There are not enough Urbana’s out there if you ask me. We should all do what we can to help our furry friends. They don’t have a voice, and just a simple gesture can go so far, and make a world of difference. See all of the press he’s received at his Crunchbase page.

You go Jon Urbana! Fly that airplane high. You are a perfect example of someone who can dedicate oneself to not only their craft, but to those around him as well.

 

Contact Jon anytime at www.jonurbana.com.