United States Rugby Foundation Announce Latest Ball Recipients
San Diego, CA (August 27, 2007) – The United States Rugby Foundation has announced its latest grant recipients. Over the years, the USRF has provided balls 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. The Foundation has also provided nearly 50 Start-Up Kits to high school and U19 rugby programs.“The Foundation is excited in doing its part to see rugby strive at the youth and high school level,” said USRF Executive Director, Brian Vizard. “It’s wonderful to see so many clubs sprouting up all over the country and seeing so many more kids playing with rugby balls.”The recent ball grant recipients include:Buccaneers Youth Rugby, Deerfield Beach, FLCape Coral U19, Cape Coral, FLCity of Independence Youth Rugby, Independence, MODowningtown RFC, Downington, PAHope Christian High School, Albuquerque, NMMenifee Valley Middle School, Winchester, CAMeridian School District, Boise, IDMountain View Intramurals, Beaumont, CAMutineers RFC, Brea, CARichmond Lions Youth Rugby Club, Midlothian, VATexas Youth Rugby Assoc. 1st Annual Girls Dev. Camp, Dallas, TXTonawanda Youth Parks and Recreation, Buffalo, NYWaukesha Youth Tag Rugby, Waukesha, WIWoodlands Youth Rugby, Woodlands, TXThe latest Start-Up Kit grant recipients are:Amazons Rugby Club, Sacramento, CABranford High School Rugby Football Club, Meriden, CTEast Meck Rugby Football Club, Charlotte, NCElizabeth Girls Rugby, Elizabeth Lake, NJHusky Rugby, Fortuna, CAMedfield High School Rugby Club, Medfield, MANaples Bear High School Rugby Club, Naples, FLPineville Matthew Piglets Girls U19, Charlotte, NCPlainfield Rugby Club, Plainfield, ILRegis Jesuit High School Girls Division, Aurora, COSt. Thomas Aquinas High School Rugby Club, Lenexa, KSWest Chester East High School Rugby, West Chester, PAThe 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.