San Diego, CA (April 2, 2010) – 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.“It is fantastic to see so many more kids getting introduced to the sport,” said USRF Executive Director Brian Vizard. “With these latest recipients, the Rugby Foundation has now provided over 500 clubs, schools and community programs with Ball Grants over the course of the past five years.”The latest Ball Grant recipients are:Antelope Valley RFC, Acton , CAArlington Middle School , Poughkeepsie , NYBay Area Rugby U19, Seabrook , TXBothwell Middle School , Marquette , MICheyenne Mountain Charter Academy, Colorado Springs, COChugach Optional Elementary School, Anchorage , AKCopperhead Rugby Club, Boise , IDEvansville U19 RFC, Evansville , INFallbrook Rugby Club, Fallbrook , CAForest Hills Boys Youth Rugby, Grand Rapids , MIFramingham Exiles, Plainville , MAFreedom Intermediate and Middle Schools, Franklin , TNFriendship Academy of Engineering and Technology, Parkville , MDGary Comer College Prep High School , Chicago , ILGrand Blanc Rookie Rugby Program, Flint , MIIdaho Youth Rugby, Boise , IDLamorinda RFC, Lamorinda , CALawrence Youth Rugby, Indianapolis , INMahomet-Seymour Jr. High, Monticello , ILMedia United U19, Media , PAOakland Warthogs, Oakland , CAOceanside Hurricanes Rugby Club, Oceanside , CAOrion Elementary PE Program, Anchorage , AKOur Lady of Charity, Cicero , ILPAX River Youth Rugby, North Beach , MDRio Linda High School , Sacramento , CARiverside Youth Rugby, Riverside , CARockford Girls Rugby Club, Rockford , MISamuel W. Tucker Elementary School , Alexandria , VASchoolhouse Rugby Club, Wenatchee , WASouthgate Academy , Tucson , AZSouth Bay Youth Rugby, Carson , CAStanton Middle School Rookie Rugby, Hockessin , DEStony Point High School RFC, Round Rock, TXSt. Francis of Rome Middle School , Cicero , ILThe Beast U19 Women’s Rugby Club, Boston , MAThurgood Marshall Middle School , Los Angeles , CATomball High School Rugby, Houston , TXUnited Girls Rugby Club, Alpine, UTWarrenton U19, Fairfax , VAWest Milford Rugby, West Milford , NJThe 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.