In case you weren’t able to view it on Saturday, or you just want to watch it again, the 2020 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Virtual Induction Ceremony Presented by Penn Mutual is now available for viewing.
The U.S. Rugby Foundation thanks Penn Mutual for their continued support of the US Rugby Foundation, our Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the sport of rugby across the country.
We also thank all of the Hall of Fame program advertisers and a very special thanks for all of the campaign pledges, silent auction bids and donated auction prizes. We have raised $32,350 so far! As you may recall, two anonymous donors agreed to put up $60,000 to match all donations made during the HOF event. This has effectively doubled your donations!!! So, again, many many thanks!!!
These two anonymous donors have now agreed to extend the rest of their matching offer through the end of 2020 in hopes the Foundation can realize the full $60,000 match. If you would like to make a donation to help us reach the full $60,000 matching target, please do through so our GiveSmart page. We couldn’t provide the grants and programs we have for the past 57 years without your continued generosity and support. Donations in any amount are always appreciated! Thank you!
Thank you as well to all those who submitted video messages for the virtual Hall of Fame ceremony. A special thank you to John Morgan and Paul Frederick Productions for their outstanding 2020 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame video that featured prominently in the virtual event.
Finally, the U.S. Rugby Foundation thanks all those who tuned into Saturday’s show. We hope you enjoyed it.
Raffle and Giveaway Prize Winners Announced
Here are the winners of the raffle and giveaway prize contests from Saturday’s virtual event.
Raffle Prize Winners:
Set of four 18″ x 24″ rugby posters – Neil Schuele
USA Men’s Team Autographed 2019 Rugby World Cup Jersey – Bruce Markey
A set of 30 U.S. Rugby Foundation A Ball 4 All balls (designated for a youth or high school program) – Tony Ridnell
A set of 30 U.S. Rugby Foundation A Ball 4 All balls (designated for Eagan Wildcats, Eagan, MN) – Chris Wakefield
A set of 30 U.S. Rugby Foundation A Ball 4 All balls (designated for a youth or high school program) – Anne Barry
Set of four 18″ x 24″ rugby posters – Daryl Leeson
Set of four 18″ x 24″ rugby posters – Gary Higgins
Set of four 18″ x 24″ rugby posters – Rod Spradlin
Custom made jersey signed by all winning Rugby World Cup captains – Will Taylor
The United States Rugby Foundation thanks The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company for being the presenting sponsor of this year’s virtual U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Penn Mutual – a long time supporter of rugby in the United States – will also be the presenting sponsor of the 2021 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.