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  • Fundraising Success in Wine Country!

    On Friday, September 15th, Nick and Yolyn Goldschmidt of Goldschmidt Vineyards generously opened their home and hosted a fundraiser for Play Rugby USA. It was a perfect Sonoma day with over 40 people in attendance to wine, dine and raise money so that we may provide programs for even more young people; helping them excel at school, […]

  • Exclusive Winemakers Luncheon & Tasting

      This exclusive event in Sonoma County will benefit the sports-based youth development organization, Play Rugby USA, which is experiencing rapid growth on the West Coast. With programs in mostly underserved communities in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Play Rugby USA will have a direct impact on over 2,000 young people in California this year alone. With […]

  • Become a Youth Development Mentor

    At Play Rugby USA, we use the unique power of rugby to empower and inspire young people from underserved communities in NYC, Los Angeles and San Francisco! Our Youth Development Mentors form the backbone of our program and deliver our curriculum on a weekly basis at schools, parks, and community centers across each of our three […]

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    Development Coordinator – AmeriCorps VISTA

    Use your marketing training and communication skills to build capacity of a leader in Sports-Based Youth Development in New York City! Play Rugby USA has an opportunity for an AmeriCorps VISTA to significantly contribute to our three-year strategic initiative, aiming to transform the Sports-Based Youth Development Sector through innovative and impactful programming. As a VISTA (Volunteer […]

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    Healing Through Sport

    Play Rugby USA was invited to participate as thought partners in the first ever workshop on sport & trauma, at the 28th Annual Psychological Trauma Conference in Boston, MA. Play Rugby USA was honored to be among its peers in the Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD) sector, (Memphis Grizzlies Foundation, Soccer without Borders, and others). The […]

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    10th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup

    When the opening ceremonies began at 9 am on Randall’s Island in NYC, the sun was shining and over 700 young people were getting ready to compete in their final tournament of the year! Games kicked off at 10 am and as pool play ended, so did the nice weather. With the playoffs came the […]

  • We’re Hiring – Senior Director of Development

    Play Rugby USA seeks an experienced and dynamic fundraising professional to serve as the Senior Director of Development. He/she will be responsible for ushering all aspects of development for the organization, with a primary focus on direct asks from foundations, individual donors up to $10k and event-based giving and sponsorships. Reporting to and working closely […]

  • Spring Gala Success!

    The Play Rugby USA Spring Gala, held on June 13th, was a smashing success – literally breaking all of our previous fundraising records! We are deeply grateful for the immense support in the room that evening, as over 250 guests cheered on our three amazing student athletes, Ariel, Susie, and Gio, and raised more than$248,500 to […]

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    Play Rugby USA at USA vs. IRE

    On Saturday, June 11, 2017 the USA Men’s Eagles took on the Irish at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. Play Rugby USA was well represented on the day! We raffled off some Official British & Irish Lions gear (courtesy of Canterbury) during the pre-match festivities and met a ton of amazing fans. Shout out […]