San Diego, CA (February 1, 2012) – The USRF is pleased to announce the first recipients of the A Ball 4 All program. Through this first A Ball 4 All allocation, over 350 youth and high school rugby players will now have their own ball to play with at their leisure.
The goal of the A Ball 4 All program is to provide 50,000 registered youth and high school rugby players with their own rugby ball by year’s end 2012. Not only will a young player’s skills improve more rapidly when having his or her own ball to pass and kick around whenever they want, but they’ll also be spreading the sport of rugby as others will see them playing at their local park or on the schoolyard.
The first A Ball 4 All grant recipients are:
Baltimore Talent Development High School, Baltimore, MD
Washington DC Youth Rugby, Washington, DC
Hawaiian Gardens Youth Rugby, Hawaiian Gardens, CA
Lawndale Cardinals RFC, Lawndale, CA
Oakland Warthogs, Oakland, CA
TC Williams High School, Washington, DC
You can help the USRF reach its goal of providing 50,000 young rugby players with their own rugby ball by donating to the A Ball 4 All campaign.
Rugby Night in America Provides Over 400 Rugby Balls to Kids
Over 400 young rugby players from across the country benefitted from the first ever USRF Rugby Night in America. The fundraiser, held at various locations around the country in conjunction with the USA-Ireland Rugby World Cup match, resulted in the USRF providing over 400 young rugby players with their own rugby ball.
The USRF is now looking at the 2012 rugby calendar for potentail dates for the next Rugby Night in America.
If you have any questions about the programs offered by the USRF or would like more information, please contact USRF Executive Director Brian Vizard at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 619-233-0765.