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The United States Rugby Foundation has reorganized as a Delaware not-for-profit corporation. Donations and contributions made to the Foundation by individuals or organizations are exempt from U.S. Federal and State Tax in accordance with the Foundation’s status as a 501(c)3 organization. Please note our new EIN is 81-5187776. Foundation assets earmarked for giving are dispersed in the form of grants to individuals and organizations that have demonstrable needs or requests that meet the guidelines established by the USRF.

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San Diego, CA (October 6, 2008) – The United States Rugby Foundation has announced its latest Start-Up Kit, Ball, and Coaching and Referee Grant recipients. Over the years, the USRF has provided: over 100 Start-Up Kits to high school or U19 teams; thousands of size 4 and 5 balls to hundreds of rugby clubs and community programs; and nearly $40,000 in educational grants to coaches and referees who are looking to increase their knowledge of the game.

“The Rugby Foundation is pleased to play its part in helping grow and improve the sport of rugby in the United States,” said USRF Executive Director, Brian Vizard. “And we’ll for more opportunities to help this great game expand across the country.”

The recent Ball Grant recipients include:
Baldwin Park Vikings RFC, Baldwin Park, CA
Brigade Rugby Academy of Farmers Branch, Farmers Branch, TX
Camp Chief Ouray, Granby, CO
Cape Coral High School Girls Rugby, Cape Coral, FL
Chicago Southside Youth Rugby, Chicago, IL
Chugiak Rams Rugby Club, Chugiak, AK
Cicero-Berwyn Mustangs, Chicago, IL
Coffee County-Tullahoma HS RFC, Tullahoma, TN
Daytona Beach U19 Peanuts, Daytona Beach, FL
Denver Park & Rec Summer League, Denver, CO
Dexter Rugby Club, Dexter, MI
Genesee YMCA Touch Rugby, Batavia, NY
Green Bay Mavericks, Green Bay, WI
Hanover Youth Rugby, Hanover, VA
Howard Tanner Physical Education, Paramount, CA
ICEF Vista, Los Angeles, CA
John Burroughs Education Campus, Washington, DC
Lake Country High School Rugby Club, Hartland, WI
Long Island Youth Rugby, Long Island, NY
Marin Highlanders Youth Rugby Club, Novato, CA
Monroe Family YMCA, Monroe, MI
Montezuma Elementary, Stockton, CA
Mystic Youth Rugby, Wakefield, MA
Oklahoma War Ponies U12 7s League, Norman, OK
Palatine Park District Touch Rugby Clinic, Palatine, IL
Ronan High School, Ronan, MT
Rugby Rising/Coach Geneveive, Sylvan Lake, MI
Rugby Virginia Skills Academy, Fairfax, VA
Sandburg Middle School, Golden Valley, MN
Seattle Rugby Club Youth Clinic, Seattle, WA
South Bay Youth Rugby Club, Carson, CA

The recent Start-Up Kit recipients include:
Brookwood Girl’s RFC, Suwanee, GA
Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Cambridge, MA
Father Judge High School Rugby, Philadelphia, PA
Hillsborough High School Rugby Club, Hillsborough, NJ
Kenosha Vultures RFC, Kenosha, WI
Lake Country Rugby Football Club, Okauchee, WI
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MA
Live Oak High School RFC, Morgan Hill, CA
Mana O Maui Rugby, Maui, HI
Oakland Charter Warthogs, Oakland, CA
Priory High School Rugby Club, St. Louis, MO
Rugby Club of Springfield, Springfield, MA
Schlagle High School Rugby, Shawnee, KS
South Buffalo U 19 RFC, Buffalo, NY
Washington RFC U19, Washington, DC

The recent Coaching and Referee grant recipients include:
Andre Bruwer, Developing Rugby Skills
Rich Duncan, Developing Rugby Skills
Britt Hensley, Introducing Rugby Skills
Christian Ray, Introducing Rugby Skills
Peter Rizzo, U19 Referee Development
John Royal, Developing Rugby Skills
Jason Sleeper, Introducing Rugby Skills
Landon Sutton, Developing Rugby Skills
Stephanie Tito, Developing Rugby Skills
Richard Walters, Introducing Rugby Skills
David White, Introducing Rugby Skills

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.

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