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Jason Di Tullio Foundation

 

The Jason Di Tullio foundation was created to honor Jason and his legacy through two main objectives:  

 

Brain cancer research, which is a type of cancer that is lacking a lot of funding and unfortunately the most aggressive type, glioblastoma accounts for almost 50% of malignant tumors and has a survival rate of only 14 months on average. Jason always spoke about beating it and becoming an ambassador for this type of cancer, so he could bring awareness and raise funds to develop a cure for it. Unfortunately, Jason like many others fell into those very grim statistics.  

 

We will be the ambassadors for him and together try to make an impact in the research of brain cancer and hopefully one day soon we can say with all your help that there is a cure for brain cancer, there is hope. 

 

Our second objective is the development of the youth through soccer scholarships. Jason’s passion from a very young age until the very end was soccer and more importantly, he believed it started when they were young, really putting in the time to create a structured environment for them to thrive and make it to the next level. During his life Jason wore many hats, that of a young soccer player to a professional soccer player and that of a coach at the youth level and at the professional level.  

 

Jason always believed that it was more than just being a great soccer player, it was also about being a good person, with deep rooted values and the will to put it all on the line. As his professional career took off, he instilled in his players his view of LA GRINTA and what that meant to him. In his own words: 

 

‘’ La Grinta is an emotion & a lifestyle that can be explained with one 7-word phrase: How bad do you really want it? Once you can answer this question from deep down in your gut, only then can you execute the process, be prepared to deal with adversity while falling in love with the everyday grind towards becoming a gritty CHAMPION. For Jason La Grinta was more than a word, it was a way of life, the way he lived his life and what he wanted his players to live by on and off the field. Do everything with intensity, passion, determination and a competitiveness mindset. Be the best physically, tactically, and never give up. It starts with training, accountability, being a good teammate…with that warrior mentality… and always remember pressure is a privilege, it teaches us great lessons.” 

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