United States Rugby Foundation Announce Latest Ball Grant Recipients

San Diego, CA (May 16, 2006) –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 Foundation is excited to be part of the growth of youth rugby in the United States,” said USRF Executive Director, Brian Vizard. “There are a lot of clubs and programs that are just getting off the ground that may not have the funds for some extra rugby balls. We are glad to assist.”

The recent ball grant recipients include:
Alliance Rugby Club, Grapevine, TX
Bourbonnis Township Piranhas Youth RFC, Kankakee, IL
Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary HS, Montebello, CA
Coatesville High School, Coatesville, PA
Houston Area Rugby Club U19, Houston, TX
Marin Reds Youth Rugby Club, Greenbrae, CA
Morris Youth Rugby Football, Ledgewood, NJ
Myron B. Thompson Academy, Kaneohe, HI
North Bay Youth, Baltimore, MD
Pacific Coast Invitational High School Tournament, San Francisco, CA
Rockford Community Education, Rockford, MI
Southern Maryland Youth Rugby Program, Lusby, MD
St. Joseph’s Prep RFC, Philadelphia, PA 
Upper Arlington High School Rugby, Blacklick, OH
Walnut Hills High School RFC, Cincinnati, OH
Warriors RFC, San Jose, CA
Wester New York Maritime Charter School RFC, Buffalo, NY
Woodlands Youth Rugby, Houston, TX

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.