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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 (June 13, 2006) –The USRF announced the addition of six new Directors to its board at its recent summer meeting in Santa Clara, CA. The six, Dick Smith, Seattle, WA; Bob Erwin, Houston, TX; Tom Selfridge, Schenectady, NY; Bob Kaplan, Sun Valley, ID; Bill Fraumann, Chicago, IL; and Bob Woodberry, San Francisco, CA have long been involved with the sport and share the common vision of seeing the sport grow and flourish in the United States.

Past United States Eagles Selfridge and Fraumann join existing USRFF board members Dan Wack and Lin Walton and USRF Executive Director Brian Vizard as former internationals serving the Foundation.

“We are very fortunate to have such rugby passionate individuals, with years of experience in both rugby and business, join our board,” said USRF Chairman, Bob Watkins. “We had a very productive meeting in Santa Clara and everyone in attendance felt the Foundation is moving in a positive direction. The new additions will only continue to keep us headed in the right direction.”

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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