Fuel the Tigers’ Championship Dream

Dear friends, family, and rugby community,

We did it again! Your Tigers are on a roll and are headed to the 7s National Championships in Boyd Maryland from April 25th-28th. We need your help to make our dreams come true.

I am reaching out to you on behalf of this incredible group of dedicated student-athletes who have completed the 7s regular season with an SCRC Conference Championship including wins over Alabama, Ole Miss, LSU, Auburn, Missouri, TN Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Kennesaw State, Washington University, Houston, and Troy State.

The Tigers love to win!

This is our third consecutive SCRC 7s championship and our third trip to 7s Nationals. The Tigers finished 4th in the nation last year and look to improve on that ranking this year. This is a momentous occasion for our team, and we need your support to make this dream a reality.

The players have demonstrated exceptional skill, sportsmanship, and teamwork throughout the season, earning their spot in a field of the sixteen best DII college 7s teams in the country. This is an incredible achievement for our student-athletes, and we are eager to see them showcase their talents on the national stage again.

However, the cost of travel, accommodation, and other associated expenses can be significant, and that’s where we need your help. Post season costs are $15,000. To raise the funds, we have set up this GoFundMe campaign to ensure that every member of our 7s team can make the trip to Maryland without excessive financial burden. Your contribution will directly support the players, covering expenses such as transportation, lodging, meals, and tournament fees.

As a club sport, the University provides us with practice facilities and just $1,000 per year in funding. The players pay $550/year to play rugby which covers about half of our regular season costs the rest comes from the generous support of our alumni, sponsors, fans, friends and family.

Coach Beck with his Champions

Here’s how you can help:

Make a Donation through GoFundMe: Every contribution, no matter the size, brings us one step closer to our goal. Your support will not only help our athletes attend the tournament but also show them that their hard work is recognized and appreciated.

Share our Campaign: Spread the word! Share this GoFundMe campaign on social media, email, and any other platforms to reach a wider audience. The more people who know about our cause, the closer we get to achieving our goal.

Encourage Others to Contribute: If you have friends, family, or colleagues who share a passion for rugby or supporting student-athletes, encourage them to join our cause.

We believe that with your generosity, Tiger Rugby can continue to excel both on and off the field. Your support goes beyond financial contributions; it sends a powerful message to these young student-athletes that their hard work and dedication are valued by their community.

Thank you for being a crucial part of our team’s journey. Let’s come together and make this opportunity a reality for these deserving student-athletes. Go-Tigers-Go!

Sincerely,

Phil Beck
Tiger 7s Head Coach

-All donations will go to the Tiger Rugby Foundation, a 501(c)3. Your donations are tax deductible. You can Donate here.