USC Men's Rugby - Fundraising
Consider Giving to USC's Men's Rugby Club
The Men’s Rugby team at USC has been improving dramatically as a program. In the last 4 years, the team has reached the National Playoffs in XVs, won numerous 7s tournaments, and grown our brand as we move to become a collegiate rugby powerhouse here in the U.S.
Thanks to private supporters, the coaching staff has expanded to include two part-time coaches, Steve Stagg and Wayne Parillon, and to travel across the country as we get invited to play in more prestigious and competitive tournaments.
Charitable gifts to the Men’s Rugby team at USC cover the costs associated with maintaining our coaching staff, training equipment, game gear, travel expenses, and field reservations. Your financial support will go directly to these things, and this year we hope that with increased support of $25,000, the team will be able to accomplish the following:
Hire a full-time coaching staff: Thanks to your donations, we’ve been able to hire Steve Stagg and Wayne Parillon to run our 7s and XVs programs, respectively. However, they are part-time coaches and we currently lack adequate funding to be able to hire them full-time. Having access to full-time coaching is vital to player development and to recruiting. In addition, a full-time coach would be able to run youth rugby camps and coordinate with USA Rugby to form a Rugby Sevens Olympic Development Academy.
Travel to our games: Each year, travel is increasingly expensive as we play in more prestigious tournaments and playoffs that take us farther and farther from Los Angeles. Travel costs take up a large percentage of our budget and we don’t see that changing any time soon.
A home field: We no longer have access to McAlister field on campus as our home field. We will be playing our home games at Expo Park outside of the Coliseum, but reserving this field is costly.
Gear and equipment: We were able to purchase updated jerseys this year for both 7s and XVs, in large part due to donor support from last year. We’d also like to buy a scrum machine to improve our forward play so we reduce penalties in the scrum, one of our areas of weakness last year.
All contributions go directly toward our program, supplement player-collected dues, and are managed by the university's Recreational Sports Department.
Who Are We?
The men's rugby program is the oldest and most prestigious club sport at the University of Southern California.
The current squad boasts 65 undergraduate and graduate student-athletes led by part-time & volunteer coaches (2 alumni of USC Rugby).
Students represent many cultures, backgrounds, countries of origin, athletic, military, and life experiences.
Members of the community participate in philanthropies such as Movember Men’s Health Awareness, A Place Called Home, SOS Children's Villages, Swim With Mike, and many more in the coming years.
How to Donate
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We are a category 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all donations are tax-deductible.
Many employers will match your donation at 100% or more! Visit www.matchinggifts.com/search/usc to check which employers will match your gift, courtesy of USC. After finding your employer, remember to head back to this page and donate!
Thank you for your continued support.
Team Website: www.usctrojanrugby.org