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United States Rugby Foundation Announce Latest Ball and Start-Up Kit Grant Recipients

March 8, 2006

San Diego, CA (March 8, 2006) –The United States Rugby Foundation has announced its latest ball and high school start-up kit grant recipients. Twenty-two youth and high school programs have been awarded ball grants while five programs will soon receive start-up kits. Over the years, the USRF has provided balls and start-up kits to hundreds of youth and high school programs, helping introduce rugby to thousands of children. The latest recipients include a mix of boys and girls programs, youth and high school, and club and physical education programs.”We have been inundated with grant requests since we established our website and began promoting our programs through our monthly newsletters,” said USRF Executive Director, Brian Vizard. “Our successful Annual Campaign has made it possible for us to assist these youth and high school programs. It is rewarding to be able to help these programs and introduce the sport to the youth of America.”The recent ball grant recipients include:Algood SchoolAvery Trace Middle SchoolBattle Creek Youth Rugby ClubBroomfield Heights Middle SchoolBurks Middle SchoolCookeville High SchoolCornerstone Middle SchoolCreekside Middle SchoolDry Valley Alternative SchoolGreater Tulsa Area Rugby Association/YMCA Youth Rugby ClinicIndianapolis Parks Summer Touch LeagueMaryville RFC U19 & Middle School Minneapolis Northside StarsMonterey High SchoolNorth County Youth Rugby Flying PenguinsPrescott Central Middle SchoolRio Linda High School RFCSanta Monica Youth RugbyTigers RFC (Holy Family & Broomfield HS)Upperman High SchoolView Park High School & Middle SchoolWashington DC Youth RugbyThe USRF has awarded Start-Up Kit grants to the following rugby programs:Middleton High School RFCNorth Side Vikings YRFCWinchester/Frederick County Youth RugbyLittle Chute Black Knights Youth RugbySaint Joseph’s Catholic School RFCThe 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: