Ronald Nicholas Andruff was selected as the first draft pick of the Winnipeg Jets, of the breakaway World Hockey Association, as well as 32nd pick overall of the National Hockey League Amateur Draft. Ron chose to join the Stanley Cup Champion, Montreal Canadiens. During his 9-years as a pro, he had the distinction of winning the Bronze Medal with Team Canada in the Moscow Isvestia Tournament; shared in three Stanley Cups; won the American League Championship – the AL Scoring Title and the Les Cunningham Award for the league’s Most Valuable Player. He played his last two seasons in Germany with Mannheim Eis- und Rollsport Club winning the Deutsche Meisterschaft along with the Lieblingsspieler.
While a pro athlete, Ron lent his name and support to causes which led to his nomination for the NHL’s Bill Masterton Trophy for his service as Honorary Chairman to Big Brothers Association, Colorado Chapter. The Masterton Trophy honors the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication on and off the ice. He has served on the Board of the Waterbor Burn & Cancer Foundation and as a Trustee for Just a Drop water charity, and currently is an advocate for Peace and Sport.
U.S. travel businesses and organizations must move quickly to realize the value of their industry-exclusive .travel Internet domain in the global context. Protecting our nation's valuable tourism assets can be done by simply registering them with their .travel domain names.
.travel is now a permanent part of the foundation of the World Wide Web. As travel and tourism businesses register their .travel domains they are not only reshaping the next generation Internet but making history by playing their role in this defining moment in the evolution of travel industry.
Tourism leaders are gaining a better understanding of the value of .travel, and as more and more tourism entities are actively using their .travel domains in large-scale marketing efforts, nations that have not yet have been able to register all of their names are telling us that the additional time is critical. We believe the extension is in the best interest of the global tourism industry, which is who we serve.