United States Rugby Foundation Announce Latest Ball Grant Recipients

San Diego, CA (April 2, 2010) – 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 is fantastic to see so many more kids getting introduced to the sport,” said USRF Executive Director Brian Vizard. “With these latest recipients, the Rugby Foundation has now provided over 500 clubs, schools and community programs with Ball Grants over the course of the past five years.”

The latest Ball Grant recipients are:
Antelope Valley RFC, Acton , CA
Arlington Middle School , Poughkeepsie , NY
Bay Area Rugby U19, Seabrook , TX
Bothwell Middle School , Marquette , MI
Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
Chugach Optional Elementary School, Anchorage , AK
Copperhead Rugby Club, Boise , ID
Evansville U19 RFC, Evansville , IN
Fallbrook Rugby Club, Fallbrook , CA
Forest Hills Boys Youth Rugby, Grand Rapids , MI
Framingham Exiles, Plainville , MA
Freedom Intermediate and Middle Schools, Franklin , TN
Friendship Academy of Engineering and Technology, Parkville , MD
Gary Comer College Prep High School , Chicago , IL
Grand Blanc Rookie Rugby Program, Flint , MI
Idaho Youth Rugby, Boise , ID
Lamorinda RFC, Lamorinda , CA
Lawrence Youth Rugby, Indianapolis , IN
Mahomet-Seymour Jr. High, Monticello , IL
Media United U19, Media , PA
Oakland Warthogs, Oakland , CA
Oceanside Hurricanes Rugby Club, Oceanside , CA
Orion Elementary PE Program, Anchorage , AK
Our Lady of Charity, Cicero , IL
PAX River Youth Rugby, North Beach , MD
Rio Linda High School , Sacramento , CA
Riverside Youth Rugby, Riverside , CA
Rockford Girls Rugby Club, Rockford , MI
Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School , Alexandria , VA
Schoolhouse Rugby Club, Wenatchee , WA
Southgate Academy , Tucson , AZ
South Bay Youth Rugby, Carson , CA
Stanton Middle School Rookie Rugby, Hockessin , DE
Stony Point High School RFC, Round Rock, TX
St. Francis of Rome Middle School , Cicero , IL
The Beast U19 Women’s Rugby Club, Boston , MA
Thurgood Marshall Middle School , Los Angeles , CA
Tomball High School Rugby, Houston , TX
United Girls Rugby Club, Alpine, UT
Warrenton U19, Fairfax , VA
West Milford Rugby, West Milford , NJ

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.