The University of Memphis has received sponsorship money for several players this season. Four players were sponsored for $100 each by the Memphis Blues Rugby Club and one was sponsored by the Memphis Kings for $150.
The players were chosen based on playing ability, financial need and team commitment. We are thrilled that the local rugby clubs have reached out with support of this nature. This spring 2014 dues sponsorship winners are:
- T.J. Hardaway
- Adam Hairston
- Tezman Mosley
- Cameron Walton
- Josiah Shipley
Each season the players struggle to acquire the dues for participation. Having the local clubs step up to show support is tremendous and is an encouragement for the entire team.
The Memphis Blues also sponsored dues for Hector and John Elmore last fall. Along with Cole Pain Therapy Group, the Blues also sponsored the new Tiger Jersey that the players will be wearing this weekend when they take on MTSU.
This brings the Blues contribution to Tiger Rugby to $1600 so far this academic year. These are critical dollars that we need to compete.
Several Blues and Kings have joined with Old #7 players and Tiger Old Boys to contribute to the Tiger Rugby 100 club. Participants in the Tiger Rugby 100 club contribute $100 to Tiger Rugby. Tiger Rugby 100 members are given trinkets to thank them for their contribution. Persons interested in Tiger Rugby 100 can learn more here.
Others align their Kroger Plus cards so that the Tigers can get a small contribution with each purchase at Kroger. This is a no brainer, that brings in $2000 each year. If you have not signed up your Kroger Plus card, please do so today. It costs you nothing and is basically free money. Here’s how.
Many people are so gracious to us. We could not compete without your help. Thanks to all who support the Memphis Tigers.