Western Rugby Alumni –
Supporting amateur rugby in the Northwest since 2012
Greetings Friends, Family, and Community Supporters,
The Western Rugby Alumni are excited to extend an invitation to you to participate in the 4th Annual Blue & White Auction Dinner, to be held Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall.
WWU Men’s Rugby Club will be playing the University of Washington Huskies on campus earlier in the day so plan to make a full day of it by attending the match in the afternoon and the Blue & White Dinner Auction in the evening.
This event raises money to support WWU Men’s Rugby Club and youth rugby in the Northwest. The WWU Men’s Rugby Club have recently represented the University in the 2013 USA Rugby National D1-AA Final Four in Bowling Green, Ohio, the 2012 USA Rugby National 7’s Tournament at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and the 2015 USA Rugby West Regional National Semi-Finals at University California – Davis, in Davis, California. The Vikings, who have won three of the last four Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference 15’s Championships, have had a very successful 2015-16 season so far and winning another NCRC Championship and securing a seed in 2016 USA Rugby D1-AA National Championship Tournament is achievable.
As with all the other club sports WWU Men’s Rugby Club gets limited financial support from University, making this event critical for raising money to help the players cover the cost of travel, equipment, and other expenses.
The dinner auction will have in attendance alumni, community members, parents, friends, and anyone who supports youth rugby and the goals of the Men’s Rugby program at WWU. Paul Horne, Emcee, auctioneer, Director of Rugby for WRA, and BC Rugby Union Hall of Fame inductee, always makes sure it is a lively and enjoyable evening, so please make plans to attend.
Here is how you can help:
- Please consider donating an item to the silent or live auction. These items can be donated from yourself, your employer, or a local business. Popular auction items in the past have included weekend get-away, rounds of golf, dinner/hotel packages, adventure excursions and much more. See attached donation form for you to complete.
- Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the event on March 5th. At the event you can meet the team members and purchase auction items to support them. Individual seats or tables are open for purchase for the dinner auction.
Visit our website at www.wwurugby.org and click on the “Events” tab for additional details.
We greatly appreciate your consideration of a donation and/or attending the event. We look forward to supporting the WWU Men’s Rugby Club as they continue their education, play a team sport and put Western on the map as a school to attend for scholastics and rugby.
Please contact Jeff Lombard for direction on donations, tickets for the event or questions:
Jeff Lombard (cell) 360.303.6617 – or – email: email@example.com
Western Rugby Alumni
WRA is an IRS 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization so any donations made are fully tax deductible.