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San Diego, California (October 12, 2020) – 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.

That announcement was made today by U.S. Rugby Foundation chairman, Brad Andrews.

“Although our annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner is our biggest fundraising event of the year, we thought that the rugby community has endured enough in 2020. We wanted everyone to be able to enjoy some rugby excitement and entertainment, free of charge, as we await rugby action to get back on the pitch. If you’d like to make a donation, big or small, you may, but we are not going to require any admission fee to enjoy what promises to be a fun and exciting evening as we honor those who have contributed so much to the sport of rugby in America.”

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 number of additional ways you can support this year’s induction ceremony.

Congratulatory Video Messages

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 don’t wait too long as the deadline for video submissions is Thursday, October 22, 2020.

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.

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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