Help the USRFF Campaign
Wednesday Nov 7, 2007 in USA
(Brian Viard presenting rugby academy scholarships to Scott LaValla and Taylor Mokate.)
November 7, 2007 - The US Rugby Football Foundation is kicking off its annual campaign and has set a goal of raising $50,000 by the end of the year.
USRFF Director Brian Vizard put out the call last week in a letter:
What a great sport we play! It's not often you can travel halfway around the world and meet people from just about every country on the planet. I recently returned from France having watched the U.S. play Samoa and South Africa and I can't stop thinking about the experience and how fortunate I am to be involved in this wonderful sport.
Now, more than ever, I am committed in helping the United States Rugby Foundation do all it can to grow player participation and spectator interest in this country. We want more people than ever exposed to our exciting sport.
However, in order to do this the Rugby Foundation needs help from you by donating today to our Annual Campaign. We have set a goal of raising $50,000 by midnight, December 31, 2007 to kick start our programs for 2008.
Contributions to USRFF will help provide:
- Ball Grants - to help introduce the game to thousands of children through rugby clubs, physical education programs and community initiatives.
- High School Start-Up Kits - for high school and U19 programs.
- Educational Grants - assists referees and coaches to advance their knowledge through USA Rugby sanctioned referee and coaching courses.
- Partial college scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
- The Dennis Storer Coaching Award and Alan Kitchener Referee's Award - two new grants in 2008 named after two long serving stalwarts of U.S. Rugby. Recipients of these two grants will take part in coaching and refereeing clinics offered abroad.
The Rugby Foundation will continue to look for other ways to assist in the growth of the game in the U.S.
To help the USRFF reach their campaign goal, make a tax-deductible contribution today.
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