“Kirk Urso: Forever Massive” Synopsis

Fans of the Columbus Crew are undoubtedly familiar with the “circle 15” emblem. This book is about getting to know the man behind the number.

Kirk Urso may have only been a member of the Columbus Crew for several months before his tragic passing from an undetected congenital heart defect, but he made his time count. In Kirk Urso: Forever Massive, Steve Sirk collects stories and insights from the players, coaches, and staff of the 2012 Columbus Crew, who knew Kirk as a leader, listener, friend, straight-faced humorist, and a constant source of positive inspiration. These stories, presented in the players’ own words, reveal Urso as the Crew knew him. (Hint: Most of the interviews featured smiles and laughter.)

The book also looks at Kirk’s legacy and impact going forward, including how congenital heart defect research– like the kind supported by the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund– has changed the life of one Ohio family. You will meet the little “heart kid” with whom Kirk formed a poignantly serendipitous friendship.
Augmented by over 100 photos and additional illustrations, pertinent article reprints, photo-triggered audio and video clips, and illuminating contributions from the Urso family, Kirk Urso: Forever Massive is a Crew-centric look at a young man who had so much to offer. And still does.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Crew Soccer Foundation’s Kirk Urso Memorial Fund, which supports congenital heart defect research.

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