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The Arkansas State University rugby team is holding an interesting fundraiser for their scholarship fund.

Recently-graduated ASU player Greg Rodrigue is now working for the nearby Memphis Redbirds, Triple-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's St. Louis Cardinals. Rodrigue persuaded the baseball team to partner with ASU in a fundraiser.

Fans can go see the Redbirds August 17 or August 18, and $5 from each ticket sold will go to the ASU rugby team's scholarship fund.

"I believe this is another gateway to promoting the sport of rugby by partnering with a mainstream sport such as baseball," said Rodrigue. "These two nights are trying to give back to the program that made me what I am today. We have to do a lot of fundraising on our own throughout the year; this is basically giving us a jump-start and a potential outlet to do this is the future. I am proud to create these two nights. It’s my way of saying thank-you to my program."

For more contact Rodrigue at 901-722-0250 or at
[email protected]