PRUSA Academy players Gioanna C. and Rosalind P. are Going Forward on their way to becoming American International College (A.I.C.) Yellow Jackets this Fall after receiving a combined $100,000 in athletics scholarships over 4 years. AIC is a private, coeducational, four-year comprehensive institution located in the geographic center of Springfield, Massachusetts. The girls began playing rugby last year through PSAL Rugby, a partnership between the New York City Department of Education and Play Rugby USA to bring Tackle Seven’s Rugby to city schools and currently has over 300 active players.
This month we are highlighting our value and organizational mantra of GO FORWARD, defined as "strive to always improve, to experience growth, and to never give up."
Our banner photo for this month's value is one of Aristotele Rivas (A.K.A. Coach Dougy) a Youth Development Mentor at the Junior Sports Leadership Academy (SLA). Coach Dougy graduated from our Senior SLA Program at West Side High School in NYC. He suffered a career ending injury after this game in 2011, but he didn't let this setback stop him from Going Forward. Instead, Coach Dougy carried his rugger spirit off the field along with leadership skills from his Boy Scout background and devoted himself to becoming a Play Rugby USA YDM. By overcoming adversity and giving back to the community, Coach Dougy shows us the spirit of Go Forward.
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