Over 30 Past U.S. Eagles And U.S. Rugby Hall Of Famers To Attend This Year’s Induction Dinner
Join in the fun and help welcome in the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Registration closes on Tuesday, June 12.
The San Diego, CA (April 2, 2018) -and USA Rugby invite you to join them in helping honor the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2018 at this year’s U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.
The seven newest members of the United States Rugby Hall of Fame will be inducted on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Houston at the Hall of Fame Induction Dinner being held the day before the U.S. Men’s National Team face Scotland. A table for 10 can be purchased for $1,750, individual seats can be purchased for $200, while individual student (18 years old and younger) registration can be purchased for $100. A portion of each individual and table purchase will be considered tax-deductible. This year’s dinner will be held at the Hilton Americas Houston Hotel.
A cocktail reception, sponsored by MaxEn Capital, will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m., Dinner from 7:00-8:00 p.m., with the Induction Ceremony to follow.
Always a major fundraiser for the U.S. Rugby Foundation’s youth rugby programs, this year’s U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will once again be a collaboration between the U.S. Rugby Foundation and USA Rugby.
“After last year’s successful Hall of Fame Dinner in San Diego, both organizations are looking to see if we can top that effort,” said U.S. Rugby Foundation Executive Director Brian Vizard. “With the Eagles coming off an undefeated ARC and with Scotland climbing to 5th in the world rankings, we expect a good crowd for the match, and hopefully many of those rugby fans who are in Houston for the match will want to help welcome this very deserving group into the Hall of Fame.”
The U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2018 includes past U.S. Eagle players Gary Lambert, Mike Saunders and Alexandra “Alex” Williams; former U.S. Eagles and OMBAC head coach, Reldon “Bing” Dawson; former U.S. Men’s National Team physician, Dr. John Chase; pioneering referee, the late Denis Shanagher Sr.; and long-serving rugby administrator, Don Haider.
In addition to those past U.S. Eagles mentioned above, the following U.S. players and coaches have already confirmed their attendance at this year’s induction dinner: Brad Andrews, Bob Causey, Eric Swanson, Steve Finkel, Jan Rutkowski, Mike Purcell, George Betzler, Tony Ridnell, Ed Burlingham, Phiadra Knight, Ray Cornbill, Mike Stanaway, Brian Vizard, Ron Mayes, Dan Lyle, Jeff Lombard, Neal Brendel, Chris Lippert, Jason Wood, Bill Fraumann, Jack Clark, Denis Shanagher andDave Hodges.
Author: United States Rugby Foundation.