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United States Rugby Foundation
Announce Latest Ball Grant Recipients

San Diego, CA (September 15, 2009) - The United States Rugby Foundation has announced its latest Ball Grant recipients. Over the years, the USRF has provided thousands of size 4 and 5 balls to hundreds of rugby clubs and community programs.

“The Rugby Foundation is proud to contribute to the continued growth of youth rugby in the US,” said USRF Executive Director, Brian Vizard. “It won't be long before many of our youth players are displaying their skills on college sides across the country.”

The recent Ball Grant recipients include:
Alamo City Rookie Rugby, San Antonio, TX
Arizona Little League Rugby, Mesa, AZ
Bethel High School Girls Rugby Club, Newport News, VA
Campbell High School Rugby Club, Smyrna, GA
Cheatham County High School, Joelton, TN
Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
Fedde Physical Education, Whittier, CA
Findlay Girls Rugby, Findlay, OH
International School of Tucson, Tucson, AZ
James Lick Middle School Physical Education, San Francisco, CA
Jersey Cape Storm Rugby, Cape May Court House, NJ
Kecoughtan High School Girls Rugby Club, Newport News, VA
Lennox Enrichment Afterschool Program, Lennox, CA
Mon River Mud Dogs, Morgantown, WV
North Penn Youth Rugby, Lansdale, PA
North Quincy High School, Quincy, MA
Pleasanton Cavaliers RFC, Livermore, CA
Poe Middle School, Annandale, VA
Polaris K-12 Physical Education, Anchorage, AK
Robert J. Frank Intermediate School Physical Education, Oxnard, CA
School of the Incarnation, Cornsville, MD
South Bay Youth Rugby, Carson, CA
Warwick High School Girls Rugby Club, Newport News, VA
West 7th Community Center Youth Rugby, Saint Paul, MN
Wilmore-Davis Elementary School, Golden, CO
Woonsocket Middle School, North Kingstown, RI

The USRF is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization established in 1963. Although its main focus is supporting youth and high school rugby, the Foundation also provides grants to coaches and referees; establishes international student exchanges and college scholarships, has assisted the United States Collegiate All-Americans and Boys Under-19 teams, and also provides grants to Safety and Risk Management Research.

For more information about the Foundation, go to its website at: www.usrugbyfoundation.org.