The US Rugby Foundation has joined National Collegiate Rugby as a sponsor of the 2022 Collegiate Rugby Championships (CRC), known as May Madness 7s.
The Collegiate Rugby Championships is the largest collegiate rugby event in the country with 100 rugby 7s teams. The national championship will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 28 - 30, in New Orleans at Shrine on Airline Stadium.
“As a Foundation, we are happy to support the gathering of young college rugby players from all corners of the country for May Madness 7s,” said US Rugby Foundation President, Brian Vizard. “We want to be a part of the madness and continue to make an impact in the rugby community.”
During the CRC, the Foundation will be present to inform rugby players, coaches, referees, parents and the like about the grant programs offered, as well as showcasing the work the Foundation is doing to continue the growth of grassroots rugby in America.
Jeremy Treece, National Collegiate Rugby CEO, commented “the US Rugby Foundation has been instrumental in the growth of college rugby throughout the years. We could not be more thrilled to have them as a sponsor of May Madness and continue to be a pivotal player in the rugby pathway.”
Stop by the US Rugby Foundation tent at the CRC to learn more about the US Rugby Foundation and how you can make an impact in the rugby community.
About The US Rugby Foundation
The US Rugby Foundation's mission is to grow the game of rugby in America by providing grants to support youth development, safety, coaching, refereeing, and pathways to future excellence and by honoring those who exemplify the best of American rugby. The Foundation provides resources to those working to grow the game of rugby in the United States that would not otherwise be available. The US Rugby Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation organized in Delaware.
About National Collegiate Rugby (NCR)
National Collegiate Rugby is the largest collegiate rugby organization with over 600 men's and women's teams. Evolving from the National Small College Rugby Organization, which was founded in 2007, NCR now serves small colleges, Division II and Division I programs. NCR's sole focus is the growth and development of college rugby through a range of competitions, championship pathways, member services and governance. For more information, visit ncrugby.org.
About the Collegiate Rugby Championship (May Madness 7s)
Since its founding in 2010, the Collegiate Rugby Championship has driven massive growth in college rugby 7s programs. The tournament draws over 20,000 fans, major sponsors and national broadcast partners, including its current partner CBS Sports. National Collegiate Rugby Championships, LLC took ownership of the event in 2020, partnering with Rhino Sports and Leisure LLC and Patrice Prusmack, wife of the late CRC founder Jon Prusmack. For more information, visit maymadness7s.com.
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