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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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Pathways to Excellence Recipient

Shawn Pittman

Head Coach Utah Warriors

After a successful playing career, seamlessly transitioned into coaching after working in Rugby Development.

USA Eagles Forwards Coach

After working with the USA U18, U20 & ‘A’ programs, was appointed Forwards Coach for the Eagles.

USA Eagle

From 2008-2013 represented the Eagles 30 times.

Attended IRANZ

Attended IRANZ to fast track his progression as a Prop.
US Rugby Foundation Pathways to Excellence Grant Recipient


Started playing Rugby in Bellingham, WA as a #8 for Chuckanut Bay as a Senior  and selected to USA U19 after 5 month. Was moved to Prop at U19 World Cup in 2007.

Scholarship Offer

Full Ride Scholarship offer from EWU as a Defensive End in his Junior year.
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