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The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company announces the Rugby Student-Athlete Finalists for its fifth annual life-time Award


HORSHAM, Pa .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – May 14, 2019–

Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company (Penn Mutual) has chosen three finalists for its 2019 Life of Significance Award. The prize is presented at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC), which takes place from May 31 to June 2 in Philadelphia's Speech Energy Stadium.

The Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award is presented annually to a student athlete participating in Penn Mutual CRC, male or female, who maintains the values ​​of the rugby community and Penn Mutual. The finalists demonstrate integrity, respect and loyalty – on and off the pitch-through mentor, returning to their communities and working with various charities.

This prestigious award was inspired by the book, "Living a Life of Significance" by Joseph Jordan, describing the positive impact of the life insurance industry on society. Below are highlights about each finalist:

Matthew Crowe, Iona College, from Malverne, N.Y., is head of the Iona chapter of Midnight Run, an organization that coordinates over 30 student volunteers on a monthly basis to donate food, clothing, and other essentials to the homeless population of New York. He has also traveled internationally to help marginalized communities in Dublin, Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland. Matt currently serves as a campus minister and organizes a weekly Bible study that helps gather people from different religious backgrounds to openly discuss their views.

Jeston Glish, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, from Fond du Lac, Wis., Has spent the last three summers in Wisconsin Lions Camp working with people with impaired vision, deaf, hearing impaired or intellectually disabled, as well as children with autism or type 1 diabetes. He has also spent two years coaching special Olympic athletes in track and field, basketball and bowling. Jeston is currently working for YMCA in both pre- and post-school childcare and is participating in a internship through the Mayo Clinic.

Kraig Puccia, Fordham University, from Whitestone, N.Y., traveled to Bethel, Alaska as a member of Fordham's GO! (Global Outreach) The program to learn how drug and alcohol abuse affects the community. While in Alaska, Kraig primarily assisted the Tundra Women & # 39; s Coalition, which works to protect women in society from their partners during alcohol or substance-induced incidents that threaten their security. Last year, Kraig volunteered at the Domestic Violence Bureau at the Queens District Attorney's office. This summer, he will volunteer at the Veterans Advocacy Project through the Urban Justice Center, working pro-bono work for neglected veterans throughout New York City.

The winner of the 2019 Life of Significance Award will be announced on a private event on May 31st. The winner will also be included during an on-field presentation at Penn Mutual CRC on June 1, live on ESPN. Winning the prize will make a $ 5,000 contribution to charity of your choice. The winner's rugby program also receives $ 1,000 in Rhino Rugby gear for equipment needs.

About The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company

Penn Mutual is committed to helping people live life with confidence. The core of this purpose is the belief that life insurance is central to a solid financial plan. Through our network of trusted advisers, we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and businesses reach their dreams. Visit Penn Mutual

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CONTACT: Darby Rowe

Gregory FCA

(610) 228-2148

Darby@gregoryfca.comLauren Kane

Penn Mutual

(215) 956-8760



SOURCE: Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company

Copyright Business Wire 2019.

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