United States Rugby Foundation Announce Latest Ball Grant Recipients

San Diego, CA (May 1, 2008) – The United States Rugby Foundation has announced its latest Ball Grant recipients. Over the years, the USRF has provided thousands of size 4 and 5 balls to hundreds of rugby clubs and community programs.

“It’s exciting to see so many new youth and high school rugby clubs popping up across the country,” said USRF Executive Director, Brian Vizard. “The Rugby Foundation is happy to do its part in seeing the sport continue to grow at the lower age levels.”

The recent Ball Grant recipients include:
Aurora Parks & Rec Rugby Camp, Aurora, CO
Belmont Rugby Football Club, Belmont, MA
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Brooklyn Dragons U12s, Brooklyn, NY
Burleson Rugby Club, Burleson, TX
Concord High School Rugby Club, Concord, NC
De Kalb High School RFC, De Kalb, IL
East Tennessee Youth Rugby, Jonesborough, TN
Fallbrook Rugby Club, Fallbrook, CA
Findlay Renegades, Findlay, OH
Gainesville Area Rugby, Gainesville, FL
Hardyston Township Middle School, Hamburg, NJ
LA Parks and Recreation, Los Angeles, CA
Lady Devils Rugby, Davis, CA
Lady Hoggs Rugby, Charlotte, NC
McAuliffe Middle School, Los Alamitos, CA
Monsignor Bonner, Fort Washington, PA
Northeast Spartans RFC, El Paso, TX
NYRC U19s, New York, NY
Orion Alternative School, Redwood City, CA
Philadelphia Physical Education Department, Philadelphia, PA
Rochester Aardvarks Youth Rugby Summer Camp, Rochester, NY
Scituate Stormers, Norwell, MA
Snake River Youth Rugby, Boise, ID
St. Augustine High School, San Diego, CA
Starr’s Mill High School, Jonesboro, GA
TC Williams High School Boys RFC, Alexandria, VA
Texas Youth Rugby Association, Fulshear, TX
Wendler Middle School RFC, Anchorage, AK
Westside Try, Littleton, CO

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.