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USA Eagles 7s and 15s Great 
Brian Hightower to Emcee

San Diego, CA (June 24, 2015) – Make your international test match weekend in Chicago complete by attending the Lost Afternoon Luncheon. Join us Friday, September 4, 2015 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Chicago for an afternoon of rugby fun at what is now a must-attend event on the test calendar.

Former Eagles 7s and 15s great, and American rugby television personality Brian Hightowerwill be emceeing the Chicago Lost Afternoon Luncheon. Former Australian Wallaby star, Australian rugby television personality and two-time Rugby World Cup winner, Tim Horan, will be the keynote speaker.

Tim will be joined at the luncheon by past Wallaby, Troy Coker, himself a three-time Rugby World Cup performer.

They join an ever growing list of past United States Eagles players who have already confirmed their attendance, including Hightower, Ed BurlinghamJack ClarkTom SelfridgeBrad AndrewsButch Horwath, Mickey Ording, Tom Billups, Chip HowardTony RidnellRich SchurfeldRick BaileyBill FraumannMike PurcellFred PaoliJohn JelacoBrian VizardGary HeinPat Johnson, Jay Hanson,Robbie FlynnSteve Finkeland David Fee. In addition, former U.S. Eagles 15s and 7s coaches Ray CornbillJim PerkinsGeorge BetzlerRon Mayes, and Emil Signes will be on hand.

Fraumann, Lombard, Purcell, Burlingham, Ording, Billups, Clark, Hanson, Selfridge, Cornbill, Mayes and Signes will be joined by fellow U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame members Dick Smith, Terry Fleener, Bob Watkins and Dick Poulson. Also, 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Rudy Scholz will be represented at the Luncheon by his son Dave Scholz, and grandson, Doug Scholz.

A raffle, which will include autographed sports memorabilia, including several rugby jerseys autographed by past and present Wallabies and Eagles, will take place following the official program.

Typically the 90-minute program turns into a full day extravaganza so please plan your schedule accordingly. We don’t call it a lost afternoon for nothing.

The best part of it all is that all proceeds from the Lost Afternoon Luncheon will be directed towards youth rugby, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Illinois Youth Rugby Association, Play Rugby USA and Memphis Inner City Rugby.

So join us for a day of rekindling old friendships, making new ones and supporting youth rugby.The United States Rugby Foundation wishes to thank Sysco Foods for their sponsorship of the Chicago Lost Afternoon Luncheon.

Attire for the Lost Afternoon Luncheon in business casual.

You can sponsor a table of 10 for $1,000. Single seats can also be purchased for $100.Remember, all proceeds benefit youth rugby. Registration deadline is noon EST on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.The U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will also be taking place at the Hyatt Regency on the night of Friday, September 4. You can sponsor a table of 10 for $2,000. Single seats can also be purchased for $200.

Attendees of both the Lost Afternoon Luncheon and the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will be entitled to a special discount offer of $2,500 for a table of 10 or $250 for individual seating. Registration information for both events and more can be found here.

See you on September 4th.

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