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The United States Rugby Foundation has reorganized as a Delaware not-for-profit corporation. Donations and contributions made to the Foundation by individuals or organizations are exempt from U.S. Federal and State Tax in accordance with the Foundation’s status as a 501(c)3 organization. Please note our new EIN is 81-5187776. Foundation assets earmarked for giving are dispersed in the form of grants to individuals and organizations that have demonstrable needs or requests that meet the guidelines established by the USRF.

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US Rugby Foundation Announces 2022 Prusmack Award Recipients

The United States Rugby Foundation is pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2022 Prusmack Awards, awarded to the top female and male collegiate 7s player in the country, are Lindenwood University Graduate, Sativa Tarau-Peehikuru, and Life University Sophomore, Darius Law. Over 60 collegiate coaches from across...

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USA Youth & High School Rugby Partnership Apply for a Grant Today!

The US Rugby Foundation is partnering with USA Youth & High School Rugby to provide seed funding to encourage the formation of new high school rugby programs. The Foundation is providing $100,000 for this national program to expand single school rugby programs throughout the United States. “We are...

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US Rugby Foundation Joins Collegiate Rugby Championship as Sponsor

The US Rugby Foundation has joined National Collegiate Rugby as a sponsor of the 2022 Collegiate Rugby Championships (CRC), known as May Madness 7s. The Collegiate Rugby Championships is the largest collegiate rugby event in the country with 100 rugby 7s teams. The national championship will be held...

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US Rugby Foundation Announces New State Governors

The US Rugby Foundation is pleased to welcome eight new State Governors who have made a commitment to volunteer their time to further develop and build grassroots rugby in America. Assisting the US Rugby Foundation Board of Directors is the Board of Governors. The Governors live in different...

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The US Rugby Foundation Partners with USA Youth & High School Rugby

Washington D.C. and Delaware (March 17, 2022): USA Youth & High School Rugby (USAY&HS) and the US Rugby Foundation (USRF) announced a joint agreement which will see USRF providing funding to support USAY&HS’ efforts to  introduce, develop and grow 20 new high school rugby programs across the country....

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Memphis Inner City Rugby Turns 10 and Announces Two Available Positions

The US Rugby Foundation has proudly supported Memphis Inner City Rugby (MICR) since their founding in 2012. Since then, MICR has impacted over 2,000 student-athletes born into under-resourced communities across Memphis, scaled to field 14 teams, employed 3 full-time staff members and dozens of coaches – the majority...

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US Rugby Foundation Announces 2021-22 College Scholarship Recipients

After receiving and reviewing a record number of 30 college scholarship applications for the 17 2021-22 college scholarships on offer, the US Rugby Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s scholarship recipients. Kaler Family Rugby Scholarships Ellie Villnow Born with hearing loss, some sports and activities were uncomfortable...

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2021-22 Kevin Higgins College Scholarship Recipient: Alyssa Cunningham

Alyssa Cunningham Alyssa Cunningham’s rugby roots helped boost her confidence on and off the field. When Alyssa was diagnosed with dyslexia in middle school, she turned to rugby. “When I struggled in school, athletics became my outlet. I excelled at rugby, and it gave me the confidence to...

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2021-22 Kevin Higgins College Scholarship Recipient: Micky O’Leary

Micky O’Leary Rugby has been the moral compass guiding Micky O’Leary. By experiencing the respect and accountability the game demands, Micky began to demand those same qualities out of those in his own life and the returns were two-fold.  In 2012, O’Leary began his rugby career with the...

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2021-22 Kevin Higgins College Scholarship Recipient: Jakai Bailey

Jakai Bailey “Playing rugby has led to opportunities to travel and has also taught me how being disciplined and always trying my best can lead to bigger and better things in life,” said Jakai Bailey.  He was introduced to rugby during his sophomore year of high school. After...

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2021-22 Kevin Higgins College Scholarship Recipient: Israel Martinez

Israel Martinez A graduate of Valley Center High School in the greater San Diego area, Israel Martinez had the opportunity to climb the rugby ranks with the San Diego Mustangs Youth Rugby Club. As a freshman with the Mustangs, Israel immediately earned a starting front row position on...

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2021-22 Kevin Higgins College Scholarship Recipient: Devon Roosna

Devon Roosna What pulled Devon Roosna closer to the sport of rugby was the culture. His experiences on the pitch made him realize that on the playing field, beside different kits, everyone is equal. He credits the game for giving him a family and support system that changed...

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2021-22 Kevin Higgins College Scholarship Recipient: Brett Krenke

Brett Krenke Brett Krenke’s dedication to conditioning not only made him a stronger player on the pitch, but also in everything that he does. The mental toughness and work ethic that he has developed from the sport has transcended into all avenues of his life, giving him the...

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2021-22 Kaler Family Rugby Scholarship Recipient: Ellie Villnow

Ellie Villnow Born with hearing loss, some sports and activities were uncomfortable for Ellie Villnow, until she was introduced to rugby. After experiencing her first practice, her presence on the rugby pitch felt like second nature. She joined a cooperative girls’ team for multiple high schools in a...

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2021-22 Kaler Family Rugby Scholarship Recipient: Erron Hubbard

Erron Hubbard At scrum half, Erron Hubbard thrives under the responsibility asked of him on the pitch. The ultimate team player, Hubbard finds comfort in being able to tune his thoughts to the game, knowing his teammates trust him to help them succeed. Rugby has given him the...

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2021-22 Meg Votta Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Luke Misleh

Luke Misleh “Imagine a skinny 13-year-old who somehow also has a pot belly, who was a musical theater kid all through grade school, walking onto a rugby field, ready to play. You’re probably thinking that that kid got rocked with this new challenge. But the beautiful part is,...

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2021-22 Meg Votta Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Kalisi Po’oi

Kalisi Po’oi “Playing rugby has taught me to adapt to the situations, rather than me expecting situations to always be in my favor. That is, I don’t have to wait for the opportunity, instead, I must go forth and look for opportunities to grasp,” said Kalisi Po’oi. Her...

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William V. Campbell Memorial Scholarship Announced

A scholarship new to the US Rugby Foundation in 2022 is the William V. Campbell Memorial Scholarship. Named after US Rugby Hall of Famer, the late William “Bill” Campbell, this scholarship will be awarded to the college freshman who demonstrates a prowess on the rugby field and in...

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US Rugby Foundation Announces 10 Geographic Regions

The US Rugby Foundation is set to establish new representation in 10 regions where there are open spots (Northwest, Southwest, Northern California, Southern California, Central, Midwest, South, Southeast, Northeast, New England). These regions are spread across the entire United States, with each region featuring at least 1 member...

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The Kaler Family Scholarships Announced

The Kaler Family Scholarships were established to provide assistance for deserving members of the rugby community who have been active players in high school programs and to be used for continuing education. The application process for the Kaler Family Scholarships will end August 31. To make things as...

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US Rugby Foundation Offering Grants For Crusaders Coaching Course

The Crusaders are the most successful Super Rugby team ever having won 10 league titles, including the past three, since the competition began in 1996. The Crusaders have also won the domestic Super Rugby competition created due to the COVID pandemic, Super Rugby Aotearoa, the past two seasons....

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2021 Hall of Fame Inductees & Special Award Recipients

On behalf of the United States Rugby Foundation, it is our honor to announce the US Rugby Class of 2021 Hall of Fame and special award recipients. Let’s celebrate those that have played a major role in developing the sport of rugby in the United States. Pending COVID-19...

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2021 NZ Crusaders Virtual Coaching Course

The New Zealand Crusaders Virtual Coaching Course through their Academy is developing an incredible opportunity for coaches in the Pacific Northwest. US Rugby Foundation has sponsored 6 coaches from youth to adult to participate in the coaching course. This will provide synergy between all levels within one geographic...

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WRCRA 2021 Virtual Conference With Rachel Simmons

Please join the Women’s Rugby Coaches & Referees Association for their 2021 Virtual Conference with keynote speaker Rachel Simmons! As a best-selling author and leadership development expert and coach, Rachel helps people build their resilience, amplify their voices, and own their own courage. You do not want to...

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U.S. Rugby Foundation Announces Latest Ball Grant Recipients

U.S. Rugby Foundation Announces Latest Ball Grant Recipients San Diego, CA (February 1, 2021) – The United States Rugby Foundation has helped introduce rugby to thousands of children by providing size 4 and 5 rugby balls to youth and high school clubs, schools and community programs throughout the...

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All-Time American List: Brian Vizard

Most of us now know Brian Vizard as the head of the US Rugby Football Foundation, and as a TV announcer and analyst, but before all of that, Viz was the captain of the USA team. Little-known fact—Brian Vizard was this rugby reporter’s first interview, which happened in...

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Kevin Higgins College Scholarships Announced

To honor one of the most prolific players to ever pull on a United States Eagles jersey, the United States Rugby Football Foundation is pleased to announce the Kevin Higgins College Scholarship Program. The application process for the Higgins Scholarships begins on May 1 and will have a...

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Meg Votta Memorial Scholarship Announced

The Meg Votta Memorial Fund was created in 2010 to honor the memory of Margaret “Meg” Votta, who passed away in November 2009 after a valiant battle with ovarian cancer. The fund was established to provide scholarships for deserving members of the rugby community who have been active...

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Terry O’Reilly Memorial Scholarship Announced

In 2016, the USRF introduced the Terry O’Reilly Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a deserving high school senior rugby player who goes on to play rugby in college. Cal freshman, Owen Duvall, was the first recipient of the $2,500 Terry O’Reilly Memorial Scholarship. The most recent recipient is Lindenwood...

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