Join our With You Campaign!
Our fundraising campaign supports coaching, scholarships and program excellence.
During the last six months, our Foundation and friends have created unprecedented momentum. Since June we have raised more than $80,000 to support the Carolina Coaching Initiative.
Our next campaign: With You: A Carolina Rugby Campaign to support Coaching, Scholarships and Program Excellence launches Feb. 21.
Our funding priorities:
Coaching: Good coaching is the cornerstone of our success. The funds raised over the summer funded the position through this spring. We must raise $50,000 to extend the coach's contract through next spring. We also need a steady monthly income stream to ensure the head coaching position continues in the future. We also want to establish a stipend program for our assistant coaches.
Scholarships: The Jeffrey S. Smolka Endowed Scholarship program, which was founded in 2015, has provided financial assistance to dozens of Carolina Rugby Players. We want to expand and support this program. It is valuable recruiting tool.
Alumni outreach and events: As we build the Carolina Rugby Foundation, we must continue to host first class events for alumni and recruits that extend beyond Columbia.
To Donate and Learn more, visit our With You Website.
An improbable season
The South Carolina Men’s Rugby Club closed out a remarkable and improbable spring 7s campaign Monday with a 3-2 record at the Collegiate Rugby 7s Championships in New Orleans.
The Gamecocks, seeded third in their pool, started the tourney in a sluggish fashion Friday by dropping a 29-6 decision to Northeastern. The loss relegated the Gamecocks to the Survivor’s Shield bracket.
It took a half for the Gamecocks to hit a stride during the second game against Fordham Saturday morning. Down 12-0, the South Carolina offense came alive in the second half and rebounded for a 19-12 win. The Gamecocks followed up with a 19-14 win over a powerful Maryland team. More...