USA Rugby Trust partners with Sportingclass for World Cup fundraising events

Sportingclass Ltd, based in Twickenham, have announced their status as the official fundraising event partner of USA Rugby Trust over the duration of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Sportingclass will organise and manage official fundraising events for USA Rugby’s sponsors and their fans. These events will aim to raise funds for the USA Rugby Men’s National Team.

Events will take place across England in the vicinity of the Eagles pool matches, which include Portsmouth, Brighton, Leeds, Hertfordshire and London. Sportingclass will operate on behalf of USA Rugby Trust as the default point of contact for all events related matters.

The USA Rugby team qualified for the Rugby World Cup in March 2014 and sit in Pool B alongside South Africa, Samoa, Japan and Scotland.

Andy Lee, Managing Director of Sportingclass commented “We are delighted to have gained this high profile appointment from the USA Eagles. I have known and worked with Nigel Melville for many years and am positive that we can create some exciting events for both the sponsors and the fans of USA Rugby.”

Nigel Melville, a former England scrum-half and current CEO of USA Rugby, said “The Eagles are looking forward to the Rugby World Cup and have many fans in England. It will be great to have the opportunity to connect with them at some of the wonderful events we have planned.”

Sportingclass Ltd, established in 2002, is an exceptionally well-respected and trusted sports events, hospitality and consultancy company.

USA Rugby Trust is the philanthropic arm of USA Rugby. Our fundraising activities support rugby youth initiatives, coaching and referee development, and build world-class athletes through our national teams. All funds raised at events during the 2015 World Cup will benefit our Men’s National Team.

“The Eagles are looking forward to the Rugby World Cup and have many fans in England. It will be great to have the opportunity to connect with them at some of the wonderful events we have planned.” — Nigel Melville, USA Rugby CEO