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NYC Marathon Runner Feature: Kali Kirkland

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 t…

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Winemaker’s Luncheon Raises over $30,000

Last month, Play Rugby benefited from a tremendous fundraising event in sunny California! Hosted by our friends at Goldschmidt Vineyards, over 50 people came together to enjoy the gorgeous backdrop of Sonoma County, sample some amazing wines and raise crucial funds for Play Rugby USA. Scottish Rugby Legend, Gavin Hastings joined us and shared his…

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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…

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School Feature: High School of World Cultures

Play Rugby USA is excited to announce the renewal of our partnership with New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to provide after-school rugby programming at the High School of World Cultures. Funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant, the 2019-2020 programming starts on Monday, September 9th, 2019. To…

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NYC Marathon Runner Feature: Warwick Sinclair

We are one week closer to the 2019 NYC Marathon which takes plays on Sunday, November 3, 2019! As an official community charity, 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…

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NYC Marathon Runner Feature: Harper Albo

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…

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NYC Marathon Runner Feature: Marc Kowalsky

During the NYC Marathon, the biggest and most popular marathon in the world, runners take on 26.2 miles through all five boroughs: starting from Staten Island and then snaking thorough Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx before crossing the finish line in Manhattan. In 2018, more than 52,000 runners participated in the NYC Marathon, where as…

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Academy Students Gain Hands-On Production Experience at Rugby Wrap Up

Many young, entry-level job seekers in the twenty-first century face a catch-22: to get work, you need work experience. 91% of employers prefer to hire new graduates with previous work experience; 65% prefer candidates with relevant work experience; a mere 5% state that work experience in not a factor in hiring decisions. Access to such meaningful, hands-on work experiences is essential for young people’s workplace readiness usually years…

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Executive Director Update

Are we over halfway through the year already?! It’s amazing how time flies when you’re having fun and the last few months have been a whirlwind with season wrap ups, Gala entertainment and our biggest tournaments of the year.   To begin, as always with the programs. It was inspiring to see so many kids expressing…

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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…

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