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Foundation to hold board elections
Board to hold elections, excited for Fall season (4.23.21)
Members of the Carolina Rugby Foundation will have an opportunity to elect five positions to the Foundation board early next month.
Coming off a difficult pandemic year that has limited rugby play, Robert Balmer, chair of the Foundation, said the board is laying the groundwork to execute a plan this summer that will energize alumni and transform Carolina rugby as the Gamecocks return to full-play in the fall.
Those elected to the Foundation, he said, will be the driving force behind this exciting yet-to-be announced plan.
“In the coming months, the Foundation will be calling on our collective alumni to support Carolina rugby,” said Balmer, a member of the Class of 1989. ““We want our rugby community to submit nominees for these offices. We need folks who are willing to commit their time and treasure to the University of South Carolina men’s rugby program.”
Most recently, Geoff Mason stepped down as board chair to pursue other rugby interests. Robert Balmer, a financial advisor has been serving as acting chair since Mason’s departure. Other members of the current board include:
Chairman: Robert Balmer
Vice Chairman: Jeff Smolka
Secretary: Phillip Rockefeller
Treasurer: Micah Stewart
Sergeant at Arms: Chris Murphy