Radford Rugby Alumni Association
The Men’s Rugby Alumni Association at Radford University (MRAARU) was formed with the goal of enabling the rugby alumni, family, friends, and parents of current players to actively support the Radford Rugby Club in managing and executing the strategic, long term and “campaign-level” aspects of the Rugby program, allowing the coaches, club officers and players to focus on developing leaders of character, serving as goodwill ambassadors, and winning state, regional, and national collegiate championships. Radford Rugby Alumni Association is fiscally sponsored by CORE Foundation Inc, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, EIN# 20-5997764. Our scope includes, but is not limited to:
- Consolidate, organize, and focus alumni, parental and corporate support for RU Rugby
- Provide continuity to the clubs’ long term vision and direction
- Participate actively with the club and alumni in the development, maintenance and execution of an RU Rugby Strategic Plan
- Raise awareness and support for RU Rugby
- Serve as liaisons to other graduates, parents, and the corporate world to engage their support when needed
- Provide financial support to the RU Rugby
- Maintain a close working relationship with Radford University and the RU Rugby club, including direct support of their fundraising efforts
- Ensure through sponsorship and funding that the student-athletes have rugby coaches and rugby staff
- Strengthen RU Rugby Alumni engagement
Membership is voluntary and open to all supporters and stakeholders of MRAARU. The Board of Directors retain the right to deny membership to individuals and organizations whose intentions do not align with the association’s purpose, or that would reflect poorly upon the MRAARU.
Membership shall have two classifications: Alumni Members and Social Members. Classification as a Rugby Alumni is reserved to anyone who completed a full semester in good standing with the team and the university as a men’s rugby player, coach, or faculty advisor. Classification as a social member is any member that does not meet the criteria of an alumni member.