Announcement: Join The Rugby Ontario Supporter Club

May 22, 2020

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 Announcement: Join The Rugby Ontario Supporter Club

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 30th, 2020

(WHITBY, ON) -  Rugby Ontario is pleased to announce the launch of the Rugby Ontario Supporter Club – a community appeal campaign to generate support for the sport of rugby in Ontario.  

The resulting impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on rugby programming, including the indefinite suspension of sanctioned rugby activities across Canada, has brought about unprecedented financial and administrative constraints at all levels of the sport.  The Rugby Ontario Supporter Club is a new membership category and crowdfunding initiative for rugby participants and enthusiasts to #KeepRugbyAlive and support the work of an organization solely devoted to facilitating the growth of rugby administering the sport across Ontario.   

Rugby Ontario’s vision is to establish a stronger identity for the sport by promoting rugby’s core values and by fostering a culture of inclusiveness and excellence on and off the field of play.  The Supporter Club is an opportunity for active community members and those with a connection to rugby to make a financial contribution towards supporting this vision and the future of rugby in Ontario.  A club for all, the Rugby Ontario Supporter Club offers two (2) membership options at different price points, each extending unique benefits and incentives, including a Supporter Club T-shirt for all members, as well as a kickback to an Ontario Club (eligible membership only). 

Myles Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of Rugby Ontario, stated: “Rugby is a sport for all, characterized by its core values and the strength of its community.  On behalf of Rugby Ontario, I am excited to announce the Rugby Ontario Supporter Club as an opportunity for our community to come together in support of rugby. The Supporter Club is a simple way to make a big difference for our sport.  I’m calling on all those involved in our sport, whether an active player or coach, parent, grandparent or casual fan, to join the Supporter Club today.” 

Kathleen McGinn, Chair, Rugby Ontario Board of Directors, stated: “This is an important initiative during a time of critical need.  Rugby is a sport that is played in the community, and this is just a first of many ways Rugby Ontario will continue to support our game at all levels in our province.” 

Together, the rugby community can tackle COVID-19 and ensure a healthy future for the sport in Ontario.   

Join today!  Purchase your Rugby Ontario Supporter Club Membership online at: www.rugbyontario.com/supporterclub   

After joining the Supporter Club, Rugby Ontario is encouraging members to spread the word and share on social media by tagging @RugbyOntario and using the hashtags #ROSupporterClub and #KeepRugbyAlive. 

For more about the Rugby Ontario Supporter Club, visit: https://www.rugbyontario.com/supporterclub 


CONTACT 

For inquiries or assistance with purchasing a membership, please contact: supporterclub@rugbyontario.com  

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For information about Rugby Ontario’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit: https://www.rugbyontario.com/covid-19

ABOUT THE ONTARIO BLUES

The Ontario Blues program is the high performance representative program for male and female rugby players in Ontario. Rugby Ontario is represented at the provincial level by the Ontario Blues. The program includes representative teams from Under-15 to Senior in both Women’s and Men’s Fifteens and Under-18 Men's and Women's Sevens. Specifically, the program is designed to develop and showcase rugby players for Canadian representative national teams.


ABOUT RUGBY ONTARIO

Rugby Ontario is the provincial sports governing body responsible for the organization of rugby in Ontario. Our mission is to establish a stronger identity for rugby in Ontario by promoting the sport’s core values and by fostering a culture of inclusiveness and excellence on and off the field of play.

To learn more, visit https://www.rugbyontario.com/


WANT MORE INFORMATION?


Dalton Finkbeiner

 Communications and Marketing Coordinator - Rugby Ontario

    647-560-4790 x 1006

    dfinkbeiner@rugbyontario.com


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