Salem State Rugby Football club has been an established program on Salem State University's campus for 4 years. During our third league season we qualified to compete in the National Championship. It was not an easy journey and there were many challenges along the way. After winning our league in late October, we had a long ways to go. We traveled from Saratoga Springs, NY and eventually to Maryland for the East Coast Championship where we faced our toughest competition yet. Now, Salem State Rugby Club has the opportunity to travel to Pittsburgh, PA to compete for the National Title.
We will be playing these games on April 23rd and 24th at Founders Field just outside the city. As a third year club, these games are extremely important to us. Not only will they provide an amazing and once in a lifetime opportunity for our 35 players, but it will greatly benefit the entire school.
We are hoping to raise $6,000 to pay for the bus and hotel to get our team to Pittsburgh. We will ensure that all donors to our project are emailed the link for the games' video footage live-stream so that you do not miss any of the action.
Please give all you can, and share this page with anyone who is a lover of the game, or who you think might be able to help us! Thank you for all of your continued financial and emotional support on and off the field. Our hard work has led to our making it to the National Championship, now we just need your assistance to physically get us there!
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Washington and Lee
Score: 24-23, Salem State
“The game against Washington & Lee was our toughest of the entire season,” senior captain Connor Marc-Aurele says. “The emotion and tension was something I will never forget.”