Rhino Rugby donated many pads and gear to our team this season
Our former teammate moved to Las Vegas and has been training for the 2013 Junior Rugby World Championships
and made the team to represent our country in France
We donated $600 to a former player at CSU, Chico for him to travel with the team to collegiate playoffs
NFL Alumni sponsored us and held a fundraiser with us to profit over $10K
We sent 4 players to Central Washington University for a College Recruiting Trip. One was offered a $9,000 scholarship per year.
We sent 4 players to Western Washington University for a College Recruiting Trip in which they wanted two of the players.
Performed 4 community services including handing out 60 pizzas and warm clothing to homeless in Oakland/Berkeley, assisted with a Rebuilding Together at Fort Funston in San Francisco, provided labor to beautify Merritt College Horticulture Department, and assisted Play Rugby USA in setting up Inagural San Francisco Rugby Cup Tournament
Teamed up with Oakland Firefighter and USA Rugby Coach to raise nearly $50K for the families after the tragedy that took the lives of two of our former teammates
Held first ever Team Training to improve communication, commitment, and brotherhood
Held college seminars and sent players to other local college seminar programs
5 graduating seniors are planning to attend community colleges and one former player was accepted to CSU, Chico and will attend in the fall of 2013.
Rugby Opportunity Fund sponsored 2 Warthogs to attend Cal Rugby Summer camp
We toured the CSU, Chico campus, won the tournament beating the Northern California Varsity Silver Division Champions, and camped for two nights
Sending a total of 12 players to summer rugby camps
At a time when cities and schools have almost eliminated recreation and sports programs, the Oakland Warthogs Youth Rugby Program is stepping up and offering young men a tremendous opportunity, not just for sports but for life. Through intense fundraising we are able to offer virtually no-cost participation because we are passionate about teaching kids the ultimate team game, which emphasizes sportsmanship, courage, speed, skill, tenacity and communication. While teaching the game we are also teaching life skills, striving for a 100-percent graduation rate. We want to get our kids to a higher level, whether in college or the work force (The reality is that only a small percentage of young men can go play college football, baseball or basketball, but rugby—soon to return to the Olympics—is growing on campuses and played throughout the world). All of our coaching staff either live or work in Oakland. It is because of our ties to the community that we are committed to the short and long term goal of producing confident, accomplished athletes and confident accomplished citizens. Thank you for supporting Oakland Warthogs Youth Rugby Program.
All donations are tax deductible as we are a part of the non-profit organization, Bay Area Youth Rugby.
A thank you letter regarding your donation will be emailed to you for tax deduction purposes.
Thank you for your support of our program!
The Oakland Warthogs are Looking for Volunteers!
If you are interested in creating a difference in the lives of young men in Oakland, contributing your time to the Oakland Warthogs Youth Rugby Program is the fulfilling endeavor for you! As we are constantly work on continuous improvement of our program and now looking to EXPAND, we are looking to fill the following positions with the extraordinary people who understand the difference they make in the world!Oakland needs you!
- Assistant Administrator - Full Time Forwards Coach - Full Time Backs Coach - Team Photographer - Team Videographer -
Team Tutor(s) - Assistance with College & Financial Aid Applications - Collegiate Liason
See descriptions of each position on our ABOUT page! The position ends up being what YOU make it!
Contact Ryan Burke at email@example.com for more information and to discuss your interest. We are looking forward to another successful season in 2013 and your support and contribution can make the biggest difference!
The San Francisco Olympic Club Foundation
Awards the Oakland Warthogs Youth Rugby
Program Largest Grant/Sponsorship to date!
Thank you to Paul Washburn (Documentary Filmmaker), Brad Solso, Rebecca Figone, & William Carlson (Olympian Supporter of the Warthogs),
and Ray Lehner/Michael Strain (Olympic Club Rugby Team) for your help in making this happen!