Andrew Lazarchik is a lifelong resident of the Greater Latrobe School District. After graduating from GLHS in 1995, he attended La Roche University in 1999 earning a degree in Graphic Design. From there he worked in various capacities in the design field.
In 2005 he decided to make his childhood dream a reality by founding Wildcat Championship Belts. Through great determination and grit, he’s grown the company from a small side business to the world’s premier fabricator of championship title belts. His client list includes WWE, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition, Guy Fieri’s Tournament of Champions, Pepsi, NBC’s America’s Got Talent and more. Andrew is a member of the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Chamber of Commerce and has been involved in planning the Great American Banana Split Celebration for the past several years. In 2021, he started the “Little Champs” Program which allows a portion of the profits of Wildcat Championship Belts to purchase toy title belts for children in need. The program up to this point has donated over $10,000 for over 1,000 toy title belts to Toys For Tots.
Mr. Lazarchik has two children currently enrolled in GLSD, Jeremy age 15 and Sophia age 11. “I’m honored to be a part of the GLPIEF board with such a fantastic group of people. I’m excited to work with the board to benefit GLSD with the resources needed to help our children grow to become champions of the community!”
The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and the Education Foundation’s mission is to ensure the highest level of education innovation supporting GLSD students, faculty and staff with community involvement in a partnership of lifetime learning through philanthropic and volunteer opportunities. The Board of Directors include Kayla A. Sutton – President, Kelly Bisignani – Vice President, Karen LaPresti – Secretary, Dan Watson – Treasurer, Jason J. Brinker, Richard F. Boyle, Jr., Don Clair, Helene Conway-Long, Maria Graziano-Bickerstaff, Heidi Kozar, Andrew Lazarchik, F. Bradley Meyers, Michael R. Porembka, Brian Quinn and Dr. Dawn Santora. To learn more please visit our website: glpief.org or email [email protected].