“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” - William S. Burroughs
Starting this month, Play Rugby USA will designate one of our organizational values as the theme of our day-to-day operations for each month of the year. We will share stories, photos, and videos that demonstrate the chosen value and want to hear how you have seen this value in your life.
The value for April is “Commitment”- Pledging full engagement and dedication to both the team and to personal growth.
Visit our Facebook Page and tell us where you have seen the value of commitment in your life.
On February 3, Super Bowl Sunday, 231 rugby enthusiasts braved the cold weather to travel to the Harlem Children Zone Harlem Armory to participate in the 2nd Annual Harlem Rugby Cup. This tournament featured 5 schools, an increase from last year.
The five schools competing were:
-PS20 (Henry Street Settlement program)
-Boys’ and Girls’ Republic (BGR, Henry Street Settlement Program)
-PS75 (Play Rugby USA Sports Leadership Academy, pictured above)
-PS208 (Play Rugby USA Sports Leadership Academy)
At the tournament, each school competed in 3 pool matches, and was guaranteed one playoff match. The support of friends and family was clearly apparent through the enthusiasm coming from the packed bleachers. During a brief intermission, groups from the Sports Leadership Academies (PS 208 and Edward A. Reynolds) gave Beyoncé a run for her money with brilliantly choreographed dance routines (pictured at right). Following this demonstration of some of the other activities offered at the SLAs, the Plate and Cup finals were played. The Plate final featured PS20 against PS208 with PS20 emerging victorious. The Cup Final proved to be the highlight of the day, featuring a thrilling match between BGR and PS75 which resulted in a sudden death overtime match. BGR won the coin toss and scored a breakaway try through the middle of the pitch to win the game and thus the tournament!