United States Rugby Foundation Announce Latest Ball Grant Recipients

San Diego, CA (January 17, 2007) – The United States Rugby Foundation has announced its latest ball grant recipients. Over the years, the USRF has provided balls to hundreds of youth and high school programs, helping introduce rugby to thousands of children. The latest recipients include a mix of boys and girls programs, youth and high school, and club and physical education programs.

“The Ball Grant program continues to be a source of help for many youth and high school programs across the country,” said USRF Executive Director, Brian Vizard. “It’s great to see that the program is not only benefitting existing rugby programs but clubs just getting started and other rugby programs started like those at the Hempfield Knightmare Boys & Girls Rugby Club. The Foundation is pleased that we have a hand in introducing the sport to thousands of children.”

The recent ball grant recipients include:
Berry All Cardinals Rugby Club, Charlotte, NC
Champlain Valley Union High School, Shelburne, VT
Channel Islands Youth Rugby, Camarillo, CA
Green Bay Mavericks Youth RFC, Green Bay, WI
Hempfield Knightmare Boys & Girls Rugby Club, Lancaster, PA
Hillsborough High School Rugby Club, Hillsborough, NJ
Kenmore Middle School RFC, Buffalo, NY
Learn Rugby Minnesota, Edina, MN
Medfield High School, Medfield, MA
Omaha United U19 RFC, Omaha, NE
Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology High School, Belmont, NC
PHRFA U14 Community Rugby League, Cheswick, PA
Ruckin’ Ducks Rugby, Lansdale, PA
South Bend Clay High School Boys RFC, South Bend, IN
Spartan Rugby Club/White Station High School, Memphis, TN
St. Louis Sirens Girls RFC, St. Louis, MO

The USRF is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization established in 1963. Although its main focus is supporting youth and high school rugby, the Foundation also provides grants to coaches and referees; establishes international student exchanges and college scholarships, has assisted the United States Collegiate All-Americans and Boys Under-19 teams, and also provides grants to Safety and Risk Management Research.

For more information about the Foundation, go to its website at: www.usrugbyfoundation.org.