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If you want to send a congratulatory note to one of this year's U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2017? Or maybe you want to congratulate all 10 of this year's honorees on their induction? You can do so by purchasing an ad in this year's U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Program. The deadline for purchasing an ad is Friday, June 2, 2017.

The 10 newest members of the United States Rugby Hall of Fame will be inducted on Friday, June 30, 2017 in San Diego at the Hall of Fame Induction Dinner being held the day before the U.S. Men's National Team face Canada in the second of two 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifying matches. The dinner will be held at the San Diego Mission Valley Marriott. Individual seats can be purchased for $200, a table for 10 can be purchased for $1,750, while individual student (18 years old and younger) registration can be purchased for $100. A portion of each individual and table purchase will be considered tax deductible.

Always a major fundraiser for the U.S. Rugby Foundation's youth rugby programs, this year's U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, a first-time collaboration between the U.S. Rugby Foundation, USA Rugby and USA Rugby Trust, will also benefit the youth rugby programs supported by USA Rugby and the Rugby Trust.

The U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2017 includes the victorious 1991 U.S. Women's Rugby World Cup Team; past U.S. Eagle players Steve FinkelDave HodgesTim O'BrienCandi Orsini, and Tommy Smith; former U.S. Eagles Manager, Ed Schram Sr.; USA Rugby Medical Committee Chairman, Dr. Lyle Micheli; long-serving referee, Jim Russell; and rugby administrator and coach, Jay Waldron.

If you are interested in booking a room at the Mission Valley Marriott, please do so by clicking on 2017 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Room Block or by calling 800-228-9290 and reference you are with the United States Rugby Foundation. 

The U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame and its Foundation is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of U.S. Rugby; supporting the development of the game by funding programs for youth, high school and collegiate rugby; and individual player development programs.

Also Attend the Rugby Business Executives Leadership Conference If you will be in San Diego for the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and the international between the Eagles and Canada, why not make it a complete weekend by attending the Rugby Business Executives Leadership Conference, on Friday, June 30 from 9:00-4:30, at the San Diego Mission Valley Marriott. 

This premier one-day event is an opportunity for senior executives having a passion for rugby to build business relationships, learn from sports management thought-leaders, engage in the execution of USA Rugby’s Strategy 2020 and hear the vision of Dan Payne, CEO of USA Rugby. Click here for more information about the Rugby Business Executives Leadership Conference, including registration information.