"Ball For All Schools" Program Released

 

SPORTS AUTHORITY, USA RUGBY PARTNER TO PROVIDE YOUTH RUGBY BALLS TO SCHOOLS

Sports Authority and USA Rugby are excited to announce a new program that will launch on August 2 aimed at enabling educators to encourage their kids to pick up the ball and run with it.  The "Ball for All Schools" program provides educators with a FREE Rookie Rugby ball and access to great resources like lesson plans, instructional videos and much more in order to introduce the newest Olympic sport to their students.  USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville praises the partnership, "This is an exciting initiative for the development of the game of rugby across America. It will provide thousands of children the opportunity to experience the latest Olympic sport of rugby for the very first time."

Educators can sign up for the program and receive their ball and free Rookie Rugby resources by visiting http://ballforallschools.usarugby.org/

ABOUT THE 'BALL FOR ALL SCHOOLS' PROGRAM

Any educator can get involved with the Ball for All Schools program; all you need is basic information to verify a relationship with a school and submit that information at http://ballforallschools.usarugby.org/.  A Rookie Rugby ball will ship almost immediately after registration.

This program was made possible through the generosity of Sports Authority, who will supply rugby balls to educators that enroll in the Ball for All Schools program.

WHAT IS ROOKIE RUGBY?

Rookie Rugby is a safe non-contact version of the game developed by USA Rugby designed for students of all ages.  All that is required to play is a rugby ball and space to run. 

USA Rugby offers a plethora of easy-to-understand drills, resources, and games that any educator can include in their unit plans, lesson plans, and curriculum. 

The sport of rugby, at all levels, encourages fitness, inclusion, camaraderie and most of all enjoyment.  All players can run, pass, and score.  By the nature of the game, rugby encourages selflessness, communication, cooperation and respect.

For more detailed information about the program please contact Ian Jaray at youth@usarugby.org or 303-539-0300 x 105

About Sports Authority

The Sports Authority is staffed with experts in all areas of sports and fitness related topics, and strives to be the ultimate "authority," both on and off the field. Whether in the game or cheering from the sidelines, The Sports Authority is the leading destination for consumers to fulfill their own sports equipment needs, as well as find their favorite team's apparel. The Sports Authority operates 462 stores in 45 states, and employs more than 15,000 associates nationwide. It also operates stores in Japan under a partnership with AEON Co., Ltd. The company's e-commerce website is located at www.sportsauthority.com.