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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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Dr. Ned Chambers

Ned H. Chambers, MD attended Stanford University on a football scholarship from 1969-1973.  At Stanford, he was on the track team- javelin, and played varsity lacrosse.  He was first introduced to rugby while attending Stanford overseas in England. He earned his MD degree from the University of Cincinnati. During medical school, he played winger for the Cincinnati Wolfhounds.  He spent 3 months in Dublin, Ireland doing a clerkship in emergency medicine and played for Monkstown, RFC.

After completing a family practice residency, he started a private practice where he grew up, in Point Loma, San Diego, CA.  He served as the OMBAC team physician from 1988-1991 and was the team physician for the Eagle’s New Zealand tour in 1989.  He was the team physician for America’s Cup defender, A3, and served as a medical consultant to challengers, New Zealand, Japan, and Australia. Dr. Chambers was the rugby team physician for California Maritime University and was a founding board member of the Young Aztecs Rugby Football Club.

Dr. Chambers’ professional activities have included: San Diego Academy of Family Physicians, former President, Chief of Staff, Harbor View Hospital, and California Medical Association delegate. He is on the board of directors at Mercy Physician Medical Group and Physician Partners Medical Group.

He is happily married to Annie and has two sons, Evan and Alec, ages 25 and 23. Evan played collegiate rugby at California Maritime University.

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