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United States Rugby Foundation Announce Latest Grant Recipients

October 5, 2008

San Diego, CA (October 6, 2008) – The United States Rugby Foundation has announced its latest Start-Up Kit, Ball, and Coaching and Referee Grant recipients. Over the years, the USRF has provided: over 100 Start-Up Kits to high school or U19 teams; thousands of size 4 and 5 balls to hundreds of rugby clubs and community programs; and nearly $40,000 in educational grants to coaches and referees who are looking to increase their knowledge of the game.“The Rugby Foundation is pleased to play its part in helping grow and improve the sport of rugby in the United States,” said USRF Executive Director, Brian Vizard. “And we’ll for more opportunities to help this great game expand across the country.”The recent Ball Grant recipients include:Baldwin Park Vikings RFC, Baldwin Park, CABrigade Rugby Academy of Farmers Branch, Farmers Branch, TXCamp Chief Ouray, Granby, COCape Coral High School Girls Rugby, Cape Coral, FLChicago Southside Youth Rugby, Chicago, ILChugiak Rams Rugby Club, Chugiak, AKCicero-Berwyn Mustangs, Chicago, ILCoffee County-Tullahoma HS RFC, Tullahoma, TNDaytona Beach U19 Peanuts, Daytona Beach, FLDenver Park & Rec Summer League, Denver, CODexter Rugby Club, Dexter, MIGenesee YMCA Touch Rugby, Batavia, NYGreen Bay Mavericks, Green Bay, WIHanover Youth Rugby, Hanover, VAHoward Tanner Physical Education, Paramount, CAICEF Vista, Los Angeles, CAJohn Burroughs Education Campus, Washington, DCLake Country High School Rugby Club, Hartland, WILong Island Youth Rugby, Long Island, NYMarin Highlanders Youth Rugby Club, Novato, CAMonroe Family YMCA, Monroe, MIMontezuma Elementary, Stockton, CAMystic Youth Rugby, Wakefield, MAOklahoma War Ponies U12 7s League, Norman, OKPalatine Park District Touch Rugby Clinic, Palatine, ILRonan High School, Ronan, MTRugby Rising/Coach Geneveive, Sylvan Lake, MIRugby Virginia Skills Academy, Fairfax, VASandburg Middle School, Golden Valley, MNSeattle Rugby Club Youth Clinic, Seattle, WASouth Bay Youth Rugby Club, Carson, CAThe recent Start-Up Kit recipients include:Brookwood Girl’s RFC, Suwanee, GACambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Cambridge, MAFather Judge High School Rugby, Philadelphia, PAHillsborough High School Rugby Club, Hillsborough, NJKenosha Vultures RFC, Kenosha, WILake Country Rugby Football Club, Okauchee, WILincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MALive Oak High School RFC, Morgan Hill, CAMana O Maui Rugby, Maui, HIOakland Charter Warthogs, Oakland, CAPriory High School Rugby Club, St. Louis, MORugby Club of Springfield, Springfield, MASchlagle High School Rugby, Shawnee, KSSouth Buffalo U 19 RFC, Buffalo, NYWashington RFC U19, Washington, DCThe recent Coaching and Referee grant recipients include:Andre Bruwer, Developing Rugby SkillsRich Duncan, Developing Rugby SkillsBritt Hensley, Introducing Rugby SkillsChristian Ray, Introducing Rugby SkillsPeter Rizzo, U19 Referee DevelopmentJohn Royal, Developing Rugby SkillsJason Sleeper, Introducing Rugby SkillsLandon Sutton, Developing Rugby SkillsStephanie Tito, Developing Rugby SkillsRichard Walters, Introducing Rugby SkillsDavid White, Introducing Rugby SkillsThe 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: