From the words of Andy Kerr engraved proudly throughout Colgate’s sporting venues,”Colgate athletics teach us to think clearly, live cleanly, and play fairly.”
Colgate Men’s Rugby has in recent years competed at the highest level of USA Rugby’s Division 2 and moved into the ACRC (Division 1) as a member of the Empire Conference, playing competitive Sevens and Fifteens. We further strive to immerse our men in the global rugby culture through international tours. Our student-athletes work hard and have developed a professional image on campus, a championship mentality, and a robust fan base, but much of our budget by necessity as a club sport comes from alumni and parent contributions.
Visit http://www.colgate.edu/giving-form?designation=mrugby or Donate Now! IMPORTANT: On the Colgate Secure On-line Giving Page, please make sure Men’s Rugby is selected under “Designations”.
Over the years, our alumni have enhanced our program through their generosity, including new goalposts and two endowments supporting the needs of our rugby student-athletes and coaches — the Blume Endowment Fund for Rugby and the Carey Family Endowment for the Enhancement of Rugby. Colgate men’s rugby and the CRAA welcome gifts of any size. Many employers match employee donations (even those directed to Colgate Rugby) with a similarly directed gift or a general fund contribution! Please visit www.matchinggifts.com/colgate to see if your employer allows matching.
Please take a moment to read our support goals on the Colgate Rugby Alliance section of this site. If you are interested in discussing a larger gift, endowment, contribution to a future capital project or major budget item, or planned giving program, please contact Coach Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org, the CRA at email@example.com to discuss your interest.