Knights of Columbus Gaudium et Spes Award

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal benefit organization that has over 1.9 million members committed to servicing their communities and neighbors in need. The highest honor bestowed by the organization is the Gaudium et Spes Award, which recognizes individuals and their outstanding contributions of service in the spirit of charity and Christ. It is named after a document of the same name released in 1965 as part of the Second Vatican Council and carries with it a $100,000 honorarium.

The Gaudium et Spes Award is so prestigious that only 11 people and one group have received the honor since 1992, when it was first given to Mother Teresa for her Gospel-inspired charity and worldwide commitment to serving the poor. Other recipients of the award include Cardinal John O’Connor, Archbishop Michel Sabbah, Jean Vanier, and Virgil C. Dechant.

About the Author:

Andrew Horun Wrestling

A senior at Phillipsburg High School, Andrew “Drew” Horun is a member of the school’s wrestling team and earned National Honor Society recognition as a junior. Andrew Horun’s charitable endeavors include volunteering as a wrestling coach, assisting with clean-up days, and helping with various Knights of Columbus fundraisers.


New York Red Bulls Sign Denis Hamlett as New Sporting Director

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Denis Hamlett

As a former student athlete at Phillipsburg High School in New Jersey, Andrew (Drew) Horun was inducted into the National Honor Society and competed on the school’s wrestling team. He has also contributed to his local community by coaching youth in wrestling and soccer. In his free time, Andrew Horun supports the New York Red Bulls soccer team.

Recently, the New York Red Bulls signed Denis Hamlett as sporting director. Hamlett will oversee the team’s sporting operations, including player acquisitions and the operations budget. He will also be involved in the team’s player development model, which includes the youth-oriented Red Bulls Academy, the New York Red Bulls II (a reserve team), and the amateur-league Under-23 team.

A native of Costa Rica, Hamlett played 31 games with the Colorado Rapids during his career. He comes to this new role with nearly two decades of coaching experience, previously serving as head coach of the Chicago Fire for two seasons. Hamlett spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons as top assistant to Jesse Marsch, the Red Bulls head coach.

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