As you may or may not know my kids, Olivia and Fletcher have both been playing youth rugby for the last few years.
They both have been playing for the Land Park Motley which is a coed club (mostly boys) that teaches kids from 7-14 the game of rugby.
For boys, after they age out of youth rugby, they have many options in high school, but for girls, the options are limited. Because of this, Olivia and I (and with the support of the Motley leadership) decided to start a high school girls rugby club. The end game of this club is to hopefully develop more high school girls programs at nearby schools such as Christian Brothers, McClatchy, St. Francis, Sacramento High School and Kennedy.
The reason I am writing you is that our team has surpased all of our goals in terms of turn out numbers and success on the field. Several of our girls were selected to play at the US Sevens tournament in Las Vegas last month. In two weeks, we will be playing for the Northern California Championship and we have just registered for the girls National Championship in Washington State. To play at Nationals will require quite a bit of money, we have decided to drive instead of fly and have the girls stay at the Central Washington University dorms instead of a motel/hotel.
We have determined that the cost of this trip for each girl will be roughly $250. This includes registration, lodging, transportation and food. We have roughly 30 high school girls on the team and more than half of them will be able to attend on their own, but we estimate that we will have between 8-12 girls who will nead either a partial or full scholarship to attend.
We need your help to make this happen for them, no donation is too small. We need to generate these funds asap, as we need to pay for much of the tournament upfront. The Nationals are May 21st-22nd, 2016.
I thank you in advance for your support.
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