Pictured: USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne and General Manager, National Teams & Performance Alex Magleby address attendees at a Boston Rugby Business Network event in October 2016.
USA Rugby Trust is pleased to announce our philanthropic partnership with the Rugby Business Network, the world’s biggest and most influential network for senior business people with a passion for rugby.
As of January 1, 2017, USA Rugby Trust will serve as the Rugby Business Network’s official national philanthropic partner in the United States – an opportunity that will bring together the elite rugby community in an effort to grow and develop the game domestically. “This a great opportunity for the Trust to help reconnect RBN members with opportunities to give back at both the local and international level. We look forward to bolstering this relationship to create an even bigger impact for rugby programs in America,” said USA Rugby Trust Executive Director, Nikki Wiederaenders.
Established by digital entrepreneur and ex-professional rugby player Colm Hannon in 2010, the Rugby Business Network is a not-for-profit organization designed to provide networking opportunities for professionals who have a connection to rugby. With a vast community around the world, the Rugby Business Network hosts rugby-centric networking events and seminars geared toward high-level businessmen and women around the globe.
USA Rugby Trust is the philanthropic arm of USA Rugby. A 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Lafayette, Colorado, USA Rugby Trust’s fundraising activities support rugby youth initiatives, provide opportunities for coaching and referee development, and build world-class athletes through the USA National Teams. The mission of USA Rugby Trust is to support, promote, develop and growth the sport of rugby at all levels in the United States by providing financial support to USA Rugby.
To stay up-to-date on the happenings of this partnership, be sure to follow USA Rugby Trust and the Rugby Business Network on social media. Updates will also be posted on USARugbyTrust.org as they become available.