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USRFF Reaches its 2005 Campaign Goal: $25,000 Raised for Youth Rugby

January 19, 2006

USRFF Reaches its 2005 Campaign Goal: $25,000 Raised for Youth Rugby

San Diego, CA (January 16, 2006) - The United States Rugby Football Foundation reached its goal, raising just over $25,000 for youth and high school rugby from its recent Annual Campaign.

"On behalf of the USRFF, I want to thank all those who contributed to the campaign," said USRFF Executive Director Brian Vizard. "We have ambitious plans for the coming year, including providing 1,000 balls and 100 start-up kits to youth and high schools clubs and programs, and we wouldn't be able to do what we do without the support of the rugby community."

The electronic campaign, the first of its kind by the USRFF, commenced on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 8, 2006. According to Vizard, 112 donations, ranging from $10-$5,000, were made from individuals and organizations from throughout the United States.

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Canada's Glenn Ennis #8 Jersey Next to be Auctioned on eBay

A jersey worn by the former Canadian standout #8 Glenn Ennis in a test match against the United States is the latest jersey to be auctioned off by the USRFF to support its youth and high school grant programs.

Ennis made his international debut in 1986 against Japan and went on to earn 32 caps for Canada during a long international career.

"We had a very good rivalry with the US back then, especially as we used to come out on top more times than not," joked Ennis, now an actor and stunt man in the movie and television industries. "I'm glad the jersey will be of benefit to youth rugby in the States. The winning bidder should look closely at the jersey as the fingernail marks of Brian trying to hold me back might still be visible."

Every cent raised from the jersey auctions has been targeted for ball grants or High School Start-Up kits, just two of the many ways in which the USRFF is supporting rugby in the United States.

The Ennis jersey can be found on eBay, item #8753700054. The auction ends on Sunday, January 29, 2006 at 12:00 pm PST.

ennis jersey


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