US Women’s Rugby Foundation find meaning by giving back

For over 13 years, the US Women's Rugby Foundation has financially supported for the Women's National Team.

Members of the US Women's Rugby Foundation have found a special way to support the athletes headed to San Francisco this weekend. Through a recent donation of $1,000 to the Women's Sevens Team, the US Women's Rugby Foundation has helped offset training, travel, and lodging expenses associated with the Women's Rugby World Cup competition.

The Foundation is committed to fostering and sustaining the growth of girl's and women's rugby. Since its inception, over 13 years ago, members of the US Women's Rugby Foundation have continuously responded to the growing need for financial support for the Women's National Team.

"The women face struggles and sacrifices to play for their country," said Danita Knox, Board Chair and President of the US Women's Rugby Foundation. "You want to put the best people on the field, but often it is a balance of who can make the sacrifice to be able to get there financially."

This is where the US Women's Rugby Foundation found meaning. "We feel that it is part of our obligation to give back and make sure we are doing our part to help women be able to play the sport" she continued. Knox also explained how the USA Eagle Women are seen as role models for aspiring athletes - not just for their performance on the pitch but also in their lives outside of rugby.

"The highest pinnacle of how you can play the sport is the Women's National Team. So, it is important that we always put the best foot forward and support these women that inspire others" Knox concluded.

Knox and other members of the US Women's Rugby Foundation are especially excited to see the squad represented at Rugby World Cup Sevens on US soil. Many of the members will be in the stands cheering as the Eagles step onto the pitch.

If you would like to learn more about the US Women's Rugby Foundation and how you can get involved, visit their website and follow them on Facebook.