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The US Rugby Foundation Celebrates 60 Years Growing Grassroots Rugby

February 23, 2023

The US Rugby Foundation is proud to celebrate its 60th anniversary of supporting the growth and development of youth rugby in the United States. Since its inception, the US Rugby Foundation has been a leader in promoting the sport, from youth and high school programs, to coaches and referees.

The organization has countless achievements and accomplishments since its founding in 1963, such as providing 17,000 A-Ball-4-All rugby balls to rugby programs throughout the United States, awarding over 150 college scholarships to deserving young men and women, issuing grants to 350 coaches and referees, as well as proving once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to 22 promising young rugby players with Pathways to Excellence grants.

“We are incredibly proud to celebrate this milestone anniversary,” said Brian Vizard, President of the US Rugby Foundation. “Rugby has come a long way in the United States, and the support of the US Rugby Foundation has been crucial in its growth and development. We look forward to continuing to support the sport and the US rugby community in the years to come.”

The US Rugby Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for playing a tremendous role in its successes and invites supporters and friends of rugby to join in the celebration of its 60th anniversary. With your continued support, the Foundation will reach new heights this year. For more information on the organization and how to get involved, explore our website at

Introducing Our 60th Anniversary Logo

We are excited to announce our 60th-anniversary logo! This special logo has been designed to celebrate our milestone anniversary and will be used throughout the year to mark this momentous occasion.

The Foundation has come a long way over the past 60 years, and we are proud of the history we have built and the success we have achieved. We couldn't have done it without the support of our rugby friends, like you! We are grateful for all that you have contributed to help us reach this important milestone.

We hope that you will join us in celebrating this momentous occasion by spreading the word to your rugby community and show your support for the Foundation.

Here's to another 60 years of success!