Karopczyc Award Winner Matt LeMond ‘07

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:15am
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Matt LeMond '07 is this year's recipient of the Spring Hill College Karopczyc Award, established in 1970 by the Phi Omega fraternity to honor the memory of Lt. Stephen E. Karopczyc '65, a Medal of Honor recipient killed in service during the Vietnam War. The Karopczyc Award recognizes a young alumnus for outstanding service to the College or community.

LeMond has worked hard as an advocate for Spring Hill College in the local community, and is known for his efforts to help revitalize downtown Mobile, as well as for his generous support of many local charities.

After kickstarting his entrepreneurial career as a DJ in Mobile, LeMond had the opportunity to own his own night club, and opened O’Daly’s, Mobile’s first Irish Pub in the downtown Mobile area. He also owns a screen printing shop in Mobile. Last year, he opened a Pita Pit restaurant just a few blocks away from O’Daly’s, and expanded his bar business to open two more locations adjacent to his Irish pub.

LeMond makes it a point to give back to the city and his customers by hosting several charity events at the Irish Pub and the Pita Pit. Matt has organized several 5Ks, including the “Run Like a O’Hooligan 5K” benefiting the Child Advocacy Center and the MO’Daly’s Run Your Stache Off 5K, benefiting the prostate and testicular cancer awareness group, Movember.

For more information about the Karopczyc Award, or to nominate a deserving SHC Alumnus, click here.