Make A Difference Become a Member of the USRF!
San Diego, CA (January 1, 2010) – What a time to be a rugby fan in the US: Forever Strong hit theatres not too long ago. Rugby has been readmitted to the Olympic Games. The Eagles qualified for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Invictus is about to open in theatres. And the USA 7s is just around the corner.In addition, the number of youth and high school rugby players and teams continues to grow throughout the country. And because of you, the United States Rugby Foundation continues to play a significant role in that growth. With your help and generous support over the past five years the USRF has been able to:- Provide rugby balls to over 500 youth, high school and U19 rugby teams, rugby clinics, schools and community programs.- Send 10 promising young US rugby players overseas to take part in Development and High Performance courses; four of whom have already played for the US Men’s National Team while several of the others continue to climb the ranks.- Establish the Kevin Higgins College Scholarship Fund which provided partial college scholarships to 13 deserving young players over the past two years.- Raise over $25,000 for the Collegiate All-American Program.- Raise over $20,000 for the rugby community affected by Hurricane Katrina.- Fund the two-year Online High School Injury Study.- Provide Educational Grants to dozens of coaches and referees.Never before has there been a time that we need your support then right now. To ensure that the future of youth rugby is bright, we are excited to offer a new opportunity to join our team and become a member of the United States Rugby Foundation. With your membership and all of us working together as a team, youth rugby will continue to grow in the US for many years to come. There are several membership levels to choose from. Shield Level – $35 Shield Level members will receive 2 personalized USRF luggage tags, a USRF pin and USRF window decal. Join Now!Bowl Level – $100 Bowl Level members will receive the same benefits as Shield Level members plus a USRF ball cap. Join Now!Plate Level – $500 Plate Level members will receive the same benefits as Bowl Level members plus a USRF polo shirt. Join Now!Cup Level – $1,000 Cup Level members will receive the same benefits as Plate Level members plus a USRF windbreaker. Join Now!Rugby Trust Level – $5,000 If you will commit to contributing $1,000 each year for the next five years, we would be pleased to welcome you as a Founding Member of the USRF Rugby Trust. You will receive all the benefits of a Cup Level member, plus a USRF blazer and invitations to USRF special events such as dinners, USA test matches and golf outings. Join Now!Help us reach our goal of raising $50,000 by February 28, 2010 by joining today and help ensure that the growth of rugby in our country continues to flourish. By becoming a member, at whatever level, you will be making a difference in the sport of Rugby and to the players of today and tomorrow. And pass the word to make sure everyone you know who is passionate about rugby becomes a member as well. Thank you for your support.- Yours in Rugby,Brian VizardExecutive DirectorUSRFIf you prefer to mail in your membership registration, please make check payable to the USRF and send to:USRF2131 Pan American PlazaSan Diego, CA 92101