I am a current 5th year senior and rugby player at Penn State and I am intending on graduating this spring with three bachelor degrees in Criminology, Sociology and African American Studies. I have played rugby since I was 4, stating with Play Rugby in NYC and years later playing all of my high school career for New York Rugby Club and Met NY also play for the u20 national team for many years. I also play for Old Blue, North East Olympic Development Academy and most recently played for Scion Sirens. This past summer I had been given the amazing opportunity to be the head coach of the NYRC u19 summer 7s program on top of being the assistant coach of the State College High School girls rugby 15's team for the past two years.
My goals in rugby are to continue to play at the highest level and to also give back to the community by coaching. Being able to experience a broad spectrum of rugby experiences, like this one, will make me not only a stronger player but coach as I will be able to learn and observe rugby from the perspective of other cultures. The trip will also include at least one local school visit to get to know the local children, help with the school day and play some rugby!
In Pennsylvania, I currently work three-part time jobs which amount to over 40 hours a week on top of being a full-time student and D1 athlete. Most of my savings have been use on other recent rugby opportunities. As someone who likes to work hard on and off the pitch, I would love to thank you for your sponsorship of any amount by repaying you with child care, animal care, driving you to the airport, moving boxes or any other thing possible!
Stars Rugby 7’s has also created a method in which people or companies can donate and receive sponsorship packages ranging from 200$-10,000$ with varying benefits towards the donator varying from their logo going onto the warmup t-shirt to the logo going on the front of the team’s jerseys! Please contact [email redacted] or myself for more info.
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