San Diego, CA (May 1, 2008) – 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’s exciting to see so many new youth and high school rugby clubs popping up across the country,” said USRF Executive Director, Brian Vizard. “The Rugby Foundation is happy to do its part in seeing the sport continue to grow at the lower age levels.”The recent Ball Grant recipients include:Aurora Parks & Rec Rugby Camp, Aurora, COBelmont Rugby Football Club, Belmont, MABoys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City, MOBrooklyn Dragons U12s, Brooklyn, NYBurleson Rugby Club, Burleson, TXConcord High School Rugby Club, Concord, NCDe Kalb High School RFC, De Kalb, ILEast Tennessee Youth Rugby, Jonesborough, TNFallbrook Rugby Club, Fallbrook, CAFindlay Renegades, Findlay, OHGainesville Area Rugby, Gainesville, FLHardyston Township Middle School, Hamburg, NJLA Parks and Recreation, Los Angeles, CALady Devils Rugby, Davis, CALady Hoggs Rugby, Charlotte, NCMcAuliffe Middle School, Los Alamitos, CAMonsignor Bonner, Fort Washington, PANortheast Spartans RFC, El Paso, TXNYRC U19s, New York, NYOrion Alternative School, Redwood City, CAPhiladelphia Physical Education Department, Philadelphia, PARochester Aardvarks Youth Rugby Summer Camp, Rochester, NYScituate Stormers, Norwell, MASnake River Youth Rugby, Boise, IDSt. Augustine High School, San Diego, CAStarr’s Mill High School, Jonesboro, GATC Williams High School Boys RFC, Alexandria, VATexas Youth Rugby Association, Fulshear, TXWendler Middle School RFC, Anchorage, AKWestside Try, Littleton, COThe 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.