Just Four Days Left to Submit Video Messages for this Year’s U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Presented by Penn Mutual
San Diego, California (October 19, 2020) – Rugby fans have just four more days to submit video messages to the Class of 2020 and special award recipients. This year’s U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony presented by Penn Mutual on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 8:00 Eastern time, will be virtual and free of charge for the global rugby community.

The U.S. Rugby Foundation is still looking for short congratulatory messages or brief stories about any of this year’s honorees. If you’d like to be a part of the action, click here for instructions and helpful tips for self-capturing your video.  But you don’t have much time as the deadline for video submissions is Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Everyone who tunes in to this year’s U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will qualify for some great rugby giveaways, including an extraordinary jersey signed by every winning Rugby World Cup captain, a set of rugby-themed posters, 30 USRF A Ball 4 All rugby balls to the youth or high school rugby team of your choice (size 4 or size 5), and more. A link to register for this year’s induction ceremony will be available in the near future.

There are a couple of additional ways you can support this year’s induction ceremony.

2020 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame E-Program

You can also support the U.S. Rugby Foundation and this year’s honorees by purchasing an ad in this year’s e-program. The 2020 Hall of Fame induction ceremony program will be very similar to the 2019 Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony e-program. This program will be available to view for free by everyone in the global rugby community. Please contact Brian Vizard at 619-233-0765 or at bvizard@usrugbyfoundation.com for more details and pricing.

Silent Auction Items

The Rugby Foundation is gathering silent auction items for this year’s Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. If you have something you’d like to offer, please contact Brian Vizard at 619-233-0765 or at bvizard@usrugbyfoundation.com.

As a reminder, this year’s star-studded Hall of Fame Class consists of: 
Rick Bailey
Tam Breckenridge
Jamie Burke
Bill Campbell
Chris Lippert
Gerry Seymour

In addition, special awards will be awarded to:

Lifetime Achievement Award recipients:
Mike Dunafon
Bob Erwin
Matt Godek

Chairman’s Award recipient:
1976 U.S. Men’s Team vs Australia

Craig Sweeney Award recipient:
Dan Lyle

The United States Rugby Foundation would like to thank The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, as they have signed on as the presenting sponsor of this year’s virtual U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Penn Mutual has also committed to supporting the 2021 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony as presenting sponsor.
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