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Spring Rugby Season Canceled

Dear Alumni and Fans,

With the health and safety of our athletes, parents and supporters being of the utmost importance, the decision has been made, department wide at Penn State, to suspend all practices and competitions for the remainder of the Spring Season. With the constantly evolving situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus it was felt that this was the best course of action.

We want to thank everyone for their support this past year. The teams were looking primed and ready for successful Spring Seasons and a nice send off for the senior class.  We hope that everyone stays safe and healthy as this situation unfolds around the world.

We will now begin prepping for a big 2020/2021 season . We look forward to seeing everyone at  Friends and Family Reunion Weekend on September 12 if not before.

All the Best,

Justin Hundley
Penn State Men's Rugby Head Coach

Kate Daley
Penn State Women's Rugby Head Coach

Level the Playing Field

The Teams Need Your Help to Level the Playing Field

In the last 5 years, many collegiate rugby programs have been elevated to varsity status accessing the support and resources associated with this designation. While Penn State provides a lot of support to rugby, the men and women’s teams no longer compete on a level playing field. In the fall, the Booster Club launched a new fundraising campaign to try to address some of the challenges that face the program.  

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THON 2020 Update

The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, more commonly referred to as THON, is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, and has been raising money to support children diagnosed with cancer since 1977. Since its inception, THON has raised over $167 million for the Four Diamonds Foundation.

Locally-based and operated, Four Diamonds supplies financial support to childhood cancer patients and their families. Other than the assistance of covering hospital bills, Four Diamonds supplies specialty care providers that are not typically covered by insurance, including musical therapists, clinical nutritionists, psychologists, and pastoral care for cancer-stricken children. With an eye on the present and future, Four Diamonds has founded its own Pediatric Cancer Research Center focused on improving treatment of the disease, as well.

Anyone inspired to support Penn State Rugby, THON, and Four Diamonds can make a donation to Penn State Rugby’s THON fundraising page at: https://donate.thon.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.donate&eventID=2055

Read more: THON 2020 Update