United States Rugby Foundation Announce Latest Ball Grant Recipients

San Diego, CA (April 13, 2009) – 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.

“The Rugby Foundation is proud to play a part in the explosion of youth rugby across the country,” said USRF Executive Director, Brian Vizard. “We look forward to following the rugby careers of many of these young men and women.”

The recent Ball Grant recipients include:
Akron Youth Rugby, Akron, OH
Carlton Oaks RFC, Santee, CA
Christian Homeschool Athletic Assoc. of FL, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
El Dorado Eagles, Stockton, CA
Essex County Youth Rugby, West Newbury, MA
Evergreen Rookie Rugby, Evergreen, CO
Frost Middle School, Fairfax, VA
Hacienda Heights Rugby Club, Diamond Bar, CA
Hoke County Fighting Bucks RFC, Raeford, NC
Indian Creek High School Girls Rugby Club, Shabonna, IL
Kennedy & Kearns Junior High Schools, Salt Lake City, UT
Menchville High School RFC, Newport News, VA
Northeast Denver Youth Rugby Assoc., Denver, CO
North Star Elementary, Anchorage, AK
Parma City School District, Parma, OH
Salem High School, Canton, MI
San Antonio High School Rugby Club, San Antonio, TX
Siegel High School Boys and Girls Rugby Teams, Murfreesboro, TN
Walt Whitman High School, Huntington, NY
Warwick High School RFC, Newport News, VA

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.