The 2018 Fundraiser Goal is $8000 by 100 Contributors
Fellow Canisius Rugby Alumni,
In order to effectively help the current Canisius rugby team, the alumni have formed the Canisius Rugby Alumni Assoc. which is a not for profit 501c3 organization (all donations/gifts are tax deductible). Most college teams (even Canisius’s oldest rivals- see below) now have formal alumni associations that raise money and offer guidance to their current teams.
UB Rugby - https://www.ubraa.org/
Niagara U. http://deadpheasantrugby.com/
St. Bonaventure Rugby - https://www.facebook.com/pg/sburugby/videos/?ref=page_internal
The CCRFC Alumni Assoc. has been in communication with the current team and have had discussions regarding their budget. While the team receives some money from the College they definitely could use help in covering some basic costs.
We have set a fundraising goal of $8,000.00 to help cover some of these basic costs for the team. We have already received a $1,000.00 donation from an alumni.
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Any donations or gifts would be greatly appreciated and would put to good use. All monies collected will be managed and allocated by the board and officers. For example, if we are buying equipment or uniforms with the donated money, the officers will find the best deal and then purchase items directly for the team.
The costs that we are looking to assist with would be:
- Uniforms- Currently they only have one set of Jerseys wish is not even complete- missing the #8 & #13 Jerseys.
- Equipment- They do not have a scrummage sled and they have very few balls and pads.
- Travel- They are looking to travel to a few tournaments. They would need help with the entry fees. They actually hosted a 7’s tournament this past weekend at Demske field. Check out the pics – great job by the guys. http://www.ronraffphotography.com/Sports/Rugby/20180317-Canisius-Sevens-Blender-Tournament/
- Coaching- Dave Piraino has been coaching the guys basically with no compensation and has had to reach into his pocket to cover some expenses for the team.
If you are interested in joining the conversation regarding fundraising and managing the funds please let us know and you can join our next conference call. Suggestions, questions, or any feedback would be greatly appreciated and welcomed, please feel free to reach out to any of the guys listed below. We will also be meeting up at the Alumni weekend May 4-6 to discuss face to face.
We also have alumni who will be assisting with recruiting in the Buffalo area. If you are interested in helping out let us know…Thanks and see you in May.
Canisius College Rugby Alumni Association Fund
is a Tax Exempt 501c3 Organization. Your contributions are tax deductible.
Make a donation to the Alumni Association Fund One of Two Ways
First Choice - Send a check written to Canisius College Rugby Alumni Association by US Mail to:
Canisius College Rugby Alumni Association
21 Maple Ave
Mendham, NJ 07945
Second Choice - Use your credit card or Paypal account
8 Contributors $2600 in 2018