2022 Spring Gala Announcement
Celebrate the Power of Rugby with us on May 5th! Join us on Thursday, May 5th for the Play Rugby Spring Gala! Our first fully in-person Gala since 2019. We’re so excited to bring together our community of supporters to celebrate the power of rugby and raise crucial funds for Play Rugby USA! The evening will showcase the work of Play Rugby in NYC and honor some amazing community …Read More
Youth Rugby is for CHAMPS
A chilly Saturday morning in February saw 11 dedicated coaches, over 200 passionate players, and 3 hours of engaging rugby action. It was Leap Day of 2020 and it marked our second CHAMPS tournament of the decade. The name CHAMPS stands for Cooperative, Healthy, Active, Motivated and Positive Students, and these tournaments are the products of our three-way partnerships with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) local schools. CHAMPS…Read More
Strengthening your Brand by Tackling Social Issues
Corporate Social Responsibility describes a company’s commitment to carry out their business in an ethical way. The practice has become commonplace for many organizations as we strive to uncover ways to give back and strengthen our communities. No matter the size of the organization, there is an expectation, often driven by customers and employees, for businesses to do the “right thing”. Corporate Social Responsibility can take on many different forms.…Read More
How to Fundraise for Play Rugby in 3 Easy Steps!
We rely on supporters like you to raise the critical funds needed to support our programs and the thousands of young people we serve! Now, thanks to Facebook, you can amplify your impact by creating your own fundraising campaign, just follow the simple steps below. In addition to donating directly to Play Rugby online (the…Read More
NYC Marathon Runner Feature: Saul Bernabe
We are one week closer to the 2019 NYC Marathon which takes plays on Sunday, November 3, 2019! As an official non-profit partner, Play Rugby has been given the opportunity to sponsor five runners. Not only is each runner taking on the challenge of completing the marathon but pledging to raise at least $2,500 in…Read More
2019 Rugby Cup is a Success!
12th Annual NYC Rugby Cup On Saturday, June 8th 2019, Play Rugby USA hosted the 2019 NYC Rugby Cup, on Randall’s Island. Started back in 2008, the Rugby Cup is our biggest annual rugby tournament. This year, we brought together over 600 students from 52 schools from all five borough of New York City together…Read More
Play Rugby USA and Engage! Coventry Exchange Knowledge
New York City and Coventry, England are quite different from one another, but they have at least one thing in common: rugby value-based youth development programs that empower young people. Play Rugby USA calls New York City its home while Engage! Coventry, Coventry. Representatives from these two programs spent a week together in June, learning…Read More
2019 PSAL Rugby Championship
Play Rugby USA hosted the 2019 Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) Rugby Championship on May 31st – a sunny Friday afternoon on Randall’s Island. Since 2010, Play Rugby has partnered with PSAL to host annual rugby tournaments that bring together teams from different boroughs together to play rugby and demonstrate their #GoForward spirit. This year,…Read More
Play Rugby Academy Teams Head to NY State Championship
The most anticipated HS rugby event of the season, Rugby NY State Championships, are taking place on the first weekend of June, in Binghamton, NY. After a very successful regular season, both the U18 Academy Boys and Girls teams will be battling it out, in hopes of bringing home the title. The Academy Boys have…Read More
Don’t Miss the 2019 Gala on May 1st!
For the 2019 Play Rugby Gala, we are celebrating the Power of Rugby and honoring our 2019 Athlete Giving Back Award Winner, Bryan Habana. Set on May 1st at Midtown Lofts & Terrace in NYC, this is a must-attend event for rugby fans (especially Springbok fans!) as well as those looking to mingle with the…Read More