Saturday, February 12, 2011

DU Student Dies From Skiing Accident Injuries

(left) Joe Lubar was a starting pitcher on the University of Denver club baseball team

From: Channel 9.com

Members of the Milwaukee Brewers organization, the University of Denver community and the DU club baseball team are mourning the loss of student Joe Lubar, 21, who died Friday after suffering traumatic injuries in a skiing accident in Colorado.

The Summit County Coroner's Office says Joe Lubar fell on Jan. 25 above tree line at Copper Mountain. He was on a double black diamond run when he fell and suffered brain injuries.

He was taken first to a hospital in Summit County and then transferred to St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver. He died early on Friday morning.

While at school, Lubar was a prolific pitcher on the University of Denver club baseball team. His DU teammates are planning on honoring him through a fundraising event on Feb. 19th.

Lubey as his teammates called him, is the son of David Lubar, one of the members of the Brewers ownership group. Mr. Lubar serves on the team's advisory board and heads its finance committee.

The Lubar family, led by patriarch Sheldon Lubar, is one of the most prominent families in Milwaukee, noted philanthropists and huge backers of sports in the city.

Best wishes to the Lubar family, Joe's friends and his teammates at DU.

4 comments:

DUcub2611 said...

Joe was an integral part of the DU club baseball team as well. Truly a tough time for all Pioneers. The club team is accepting donations as well as selling commemorative t-shirts with all of the proceeds going to the family. Please keep the Lubar family in your thoughts and prayers

Anonymous said...

Why is there a fundraiser with money going to the family, when the family owns the Brewers?

dggoddard said...

Perhaps there is going to be a foundation set up or in lieu of flowers money can be donated to Joe's favorite charity.

Either way, its a great gesture by the DU baseball players.

Carol said...

It saddens me that a talented young man with so much future would pass away in an instant. My deepest condolences to his family.