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USWRF Receives Additional $10,000 Grant From Newman's Own Foundation

Charlotte, NC – The US Women’s Rugby Foundation (USWRF) has been awarded an additional $10,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. Newman’s Own Foundation works to nourish the common good by donating all profits from Newman’s Own food products to charitable organizations that seek to make the world a better place. More information is available at 

The award to USWRF was made by Newman’s Own Foundation as part of its commitment to the empowerment of individuals. USWRF Board Treasurer Suzi Rosen says, “This $10,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation will enable us to extend our reach to all sectors of the girls and women's rugby community, empowering individuals to champion equity within the sport at all levels."

Founded in 2005 the US Women's Rugby Foundation is committed to fostering and sustaining the growth of girls and women's rugby. The Foundation seeks to be an advocate and resource for players, coaches, referees, administrators, journalists and their allies; a research site for scholars and practitioners; and a benefactor for the women's national and developmental teams.


Established in 2017, the Women’s Rugby Coaches and Referees Association is the professional organization for women’s rugby coaches and referees from all levels of play, and membership is extended to the vast network of support that includes players, administrators, journalists and fans. For more information, visit or contact WRCRA Chair Kerrissa Heffernan,


Founded in 2005, the US Women’s Rugby Foundation is committed to fostering and sustaining the growth of girls and women’s rugby. USWRF is a non-profit organization. For more information, visit or contact USWRF Chair Danita Knox,

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