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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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San Diego, CA (June 25, 2015) – The United States Rugby Foundation Board of Trustees and Directors invites you to join them in honoring the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame (www.usrugbyhalloffame.org) Class of 2015 at the at the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Friday, September 4, 2015, the day before the U.S. Eagles host Australia.The U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner starts with a cocktail reception that will commence at 5:00 pm, giving guests a chance to meet and greet the inductees. Dinner will commence at 6:00 p.m., followed by the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame induction ceremony. 

This year’s inductees include 1920 and 1924 Olympic Rugby Gold Medalist, Rudy Scholz; past U.S. National Team player and head coach, and current Cal assistant coach, Tom Billups; past United States National Team players Bill Fraumann, Ed Burlingham, Mickey Ording, Mike Purcell, Jeff Lombard and Patty Jervey; former U.S. 7s and Atlantis head coach, Emil Signes; former international referee Don Morrison; two-time past-president of the USARFU and current USRF Chairman, Bob Watkins; and long serving officer of the Eastern Rugby Union and past Trustee of the U.S. Rugby Foundation, Dick Poulson.

In addition, Bob Latham will be receiving the Chairman’s Award, while Ram Eddings and Nelson Spencer will be receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards.Attire for the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner is business casual.

Tables of 10 for this year’s U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner can be purchased for $2,000. Individual seats can be purchased for $200.

The Lost Afternoon Luncheon will also be taking place at the Hyatt Regency from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4. You can sponsor a table of 10 for $1,000. Individual seats can be purchased for $100.Attendees of both the Lost Afternoon Luncheon and the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will be entitled to a special discount offer of $2,500 for a table of 10 or $250 for individual seating. Registration information for both events and more can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you on September 4th.

The U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame and its Foundation is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of U.S. Rugby; supporting the development of the game by funding programs for youth, high school and collegiate rugby; and individual player development programs.

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