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Meet Women's Forward Kristina Perry

Meet Women's Forward Kristina PerryKristina Perry began playing rugby out of pure spontaneity during her junior year of high school.

 

"I needed to become more involved in extracurriculars before applying to college, so my best friend and I decided to join rugby," she says. "I attended my first practice not having a clue about what rugby was, but within a few months, I realized it was something I truly loved."

Read more: Meet Women's Forward Kristina Perry

Remember PSU Rugby on #GivingTuesday

This "Giving Tuesday" please consider making a donation to Penn State Rugby. Then be sure to share on social media to encourage others to do the same! This is also a great time to see if your employer will match your charitable donations.

Now in its 6th year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

Created by 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back—#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces—collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly—to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement.

 

#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.

As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. (Source)

 

Also, as the holiday season approaches, remember that you can support PSU Rugby with your Amazon purchases via Amazon Smile! 

Click here for PSU Rugby Amazon Smile! 

Meet the Men of Penn State Rugby

Meet the Men of Penn State Rugby

"I started playing rugby when I was 8 years old in England," says freshman center Luke O'Malley. "I like playing rugby, because it is such a fun game; it is a very skill-based game with lots of contact, which is a good mix. The most satisfying part about playing comes when you're running over some kid when you have the ball in hand..." 

Read more: Meet the Men of Penn State Rugby

Meet the Women of Penn State Rugby

Meet the Women of Penn State Rugby"I started playing rugby when I was in 8th grade, for Fallbrook Girls Rugby Club, which is in my hometown," says Kayla Canett. "One of the P.E. teachers was the U14 boys coach and said I ought to try it out and told me about the girls' practice. They had touch rugby on Sundays a month before the actual season started, so I showed up one Sunday and haven't looked back since..."

Read more: Meet the Women of Penn State Rugby

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