Captains of Crush Grippers - Jesse Marunde and Philanthropy

Jesse Marunde and Philanthropy

In 1998, 18-year-old Jesse Marunde became the first teenager to officially close the Captains of Crush No. 3 Gripper. “The first teenage Captain of Crush” went on to become a popular professional strongman competitor, but died on July 25, 2007 from a genetic heart defect. In Marunde’s memory, IronMind has pledged to donate $500 to the educational trust fund set up for his children every time a teenager is certified on the Captains of Crush No. 3, No. 3.5 or No. 4 grippers.

IronMind also donates all the proceeds from CD sales of Trevor Laing’s "Captains of Crush Song" to Doctors Without Borders.

Read more about this topic:  Captains Of Crush Grippers

Other articles related to "marunde":

Bristol Marunde - MMA Career - The Ultimate Fighter
... Marunde was selected as a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter Team Carwin vs ... Marunde faced George Lockhart in the preliminary round ... Marunde won by guillotine choke in the first round ...
Bristol Marunde
... Bristol Marunde (born April 20, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist ... Marunde is the owner of Reign Promotions, and promotes fights throughout Northwest Washington ...
Bristol Marunde - Background
... Bristol Marunde was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and moved with his family to Sequim, Washington near Seattle at an early age ... In Bellevue, Marunde established notoriety when he applied his MMA techniques to apprehend a wanted rapist lurking in his neighbor’s house when she arrived ... Marunde and his father ran the criminal down and apprehended him ...

Famous quotes containing the words philanthropy and/or jesse:

    ... the hey-day of a woman’s life is on the shady side of fifty, when the vital forces heretofore expended in other ways are garnered in the brain, when their thoughts and sentiments flow out in broader channels, when philanthropy takes the place of family selfishness, and when from the depths of poverty and suffering the wail of humanity grows as pathetic to their ears as once was the cry of their own children.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902)

    They robbed the Danville train.
    And the people they did say, for many miles away,
    ‘Twas the outlaws Frank and Jesse James.
    —Unknown. Jesse James (l. 6–8)