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The US Women’s Rugby Foundation (USWRF) has been awarded a $9,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The award to USWRF was made by Newman’s Own Foundation as part of its commitment to the empowerment of individuals.

The grant to USWRF will be used to support the newly launched Women’s Rugby Coaches and Referees Association.

USWRF board Chair and President Danita Knox says, “This grant from Newman’s Own Foundation helps support one of our focus areas – the growth, development and advocacy of women in the rugby community.”

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.

About WRCRA

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 www.uswrf.org/wrcra or contact WRCRA Committee Chair Kerrissa Heffernan, kheffernan@uswrf.org.

About USWRF

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 www.uswrf.org or contact USWRF Chair Danita Knox, dknox@uswrf.org.