• Rugby World Cup 7s

    An action packed week of collaboration! Impact Beyond highlights:  In the lead-up to the tournament, we worked closely with Impact Beyond partners: NorCal Rugby, USA Rugby and PlayWorks to build momentum and leave a lasting legacy on young people in the Bay Area once the tournament left town. We’re excited to share our impact! Launched 12 new teams at partner sites Activated 22 […]

  • Becoming Hopeologists

    In late September, three members of the Play Rugby USA team attended a two-day workshop to become Hopeologists: Kevin Braithwaite, Youth Development Mentor; Ben Slaughter, Program Manager; and Dom Wareing, Youth Development Director. Held at PS76 in Harlem, NY and led by ‘Kids at Hope’ founder and chief treasure hunter, Rick Miller, the workshop was attended by local […]

  • Community Agreements: What, where, why and who?

    What is a Community Agreement and why is it one of the first things Play Rugby USA does in all of our programs at the start of the school year?   The Community Agreement is a set of guidelines that the entire group must agree upon. It helps set expectations of behavior and gives the students goals to work towards. Our Youth Development Mentors (YDMs) help their students form the document, but essentially […]

  • 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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    Casino and Poker Night Fundraising Success!

    Last weekend, we hosted the 6th Annual Casino and Poker Night Fundraiser, benefiting the Oakland Warthogs, empowered by Play Rugby USA! Thanks to all of our generous sponsors and attendees, it was the most successful one yet. The money raised will cover costs for the upcoming season and allow us to continue our efforts to […]

  • Fall Tournament success in Bay Area

    On November 19th, 5 middle school teams came out to Treasure Island and braved the elements for the 2016 Bay Area Fall Middle School Tournament. A special thank you to Richmond Charter Academy, Downtown Charter Academy, and Marin City Rec Department. Although it rained the entirety of the tournament none of the participants seemed to […]

  • 4th Annual San Francisco Rugby Cup Report

    On May 14th, Play Rugby USA had 12 teams of elementary and middle school participants representing schools from all over the Bay Area. We had schools from Oakland, Redwood City, Richmond, San Leandro, and San Francisco in attendance. By all accounts this was the largest San Francisco Rugby Cup in our 4 years of putting […]

  • Women’s History Month

    This year Play Rugby USA celebrates a decade of Developing Youth Through Rugby! Countless individuals have contributed to our success, and in honor of National Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day on March 8 we look back at the incredible women who have helped us fulfill our mission over the past decade, and take a […]