San Diego, CA (October 12, 2011) – The United States Rugby Foundation needs your help. For the past 48 years, the USRF, through the generous donations of those in the rugby community, has been helping grow the sport of rugby across the country.
One only needs to look at the 2011 U.S. Rugby World Cup squad to see that with your help, the USRF has made a difference. Of the 30 members selected, three of those players, Scott LaValla, Shawn Pittman and Kevin Swiryn, were past USRF High Performance or Development Grant recipients. Through the USRF grants they received, they were flown to New Zealand where they took part in intensive training courses at the International Rugby Academy of New Zealand.
The USRF has also helped support rugby at the grassroots level having provided rugby balls and/or equipment to over 800 youth and high school rugby teams, schools and community programs over the past seven years. These are just two of the many programs that the USRF provides support to annually.
In order for us to continue to fast-track players to the national team, provide balls and equipment to rugby teams and schools across the country, and provide needed support to other worthy rugby programs and endeavors, the Rugby Foundation needs help from you by donating today to our Annual Campaign. We have set a goal of raising $100,000 by midnight, January 31, 2012 to kick start our programs for 2012.
Despite the fact that we are experiencing tough economic times, I encourage those who can to reach out and support the USRF. We ask you to support the sport that has played such a major role in your life by giving to the USRF Annual Campaign Fund. The Foundation relies on the financial contributions from members of the rugby community like you to fund these important programs.
Please make your tax-deductible contribution today and help the Foundation do its part in seeing that the growth of rugby in our country continues to flourish.
Your contribution, whatever the amount, will make a difference in the sport.
Thank you for your support.
Yours in Rugby,
USRFIf you prefer to mail in your donation, please make check payable to the USRF and send to:
2131 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101