Stanford Rugby “Try For Others” at San Jose Charity Race

Posted in events, support, TEAM TFO with tags , , , , on March 13, 2012 by tryforothers


On Sunday March 11, 2012, Stanford Rugby participated in the San Jose 408K ‘Race To The Row’ benefitting the Pat Tillman Foundation.   In partnership with Try For Others (TFO), Stanford Rugby had over 100 club members represent Team TFO at the inaugural 8K race.

The event, which Stanford Rugby used as a fundraiser, raised nearly $15,000 to support their program and adopted charities. Through Team TFO, Stanford Rugby helped sponsor a field of disabled athletes to race alongside the team, including a number of injured military veterans.

“Try For Others was thrilled to have so many Stanford Rugby players represent Team TFO at the 408K,” said TFO Founder Dominic Cooke.  “Through their support, we were able to provide opportunities for challenged athletes to defy stereotypes and challenge their limitations.”

The sold-out race began at the HP Pavilion in downtown San Jose before finishing at the beautiful Santana Row. Stanford Head Coach, Matt Sherman, hopes his players will draw inspiration from the disabled athletes and Pat Tillman’s example.

“Stanford Rugby was honored to participate in the 408K benefitting the Pat Tillman Foundation,” related Sherman. “Pat sacrificed so much to pursue a mission much bigger than himself.  It was with this same mentality that Stanford Rugby came together to support his legacy and Team TFO.”

Those interested in supporting Stanford Rugby with their fundraising efforts can still make donations at

TFO Supports Derek Thomas Fundraiser

Posted in events, support with tags , , , on February 16, 2012 by tryforothers

TFO was honored to be one of many sponsors at the Derek Thomas Fundraiser this past weekend. Severely burned in a car accident, Derek continues on his road to recovery, and inspires all that meet him. Thanks to family, friends, local businesses, and the rugby community, nearly $100,000 was raised. Great job done by Ramon Samaniego who organized the event!

Team TFO Represents at Top End EuroAmerican Handcycling Championships

Posted in events, TEAM TFO, TFO Apparel, TFO Support with tags , , on February 16, 2012 by tryforothers

One of the nation’s premiere handcycling events, the Top End EuroAmerican Handcycling Championships took place in Melbourne, FL. on February 5, 2012.  Team TFO was proud to be represented at 26.2 mile race that fielded over 70 handcyclists including 6 World Champions.

TFO Attends Largest Youth Rugby Tournament In North America

Posted in events, support, TFO Apparel with tags , , , , , on February 16, 2012 by tryforothers

USA Eagle Louis Stanfill stops by the TFO booth to lend his support.

A GREAT DAY OF RUGBY! On a picturesque weekend in Northern California, over 100 teams ranging from 8 and under to college age attended the 28th Annual KOT Tournament in Rancho Cordova, CA.  TFO was proud to be part of such a special event, and thrilled to share our mission with the future rugby players of America.

Please Support the Derek Thomas Fund

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Posted in events, TEAM TFO, TFO Support with tags , , on January 17, 2012 by tryforothers

Team TFO showed up in full force for the 38th annual Eppie’s Great Race! With over 70 athletes and volunteers wearing the Team TFO jersey, including 26 challenged athletes, Team TFO made history by fielding the largest number of challenged athletes since the race began in 1974.  As a result, Team TFO swept the adaptive division taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  In addition, team members raised over $10,000 in support of Try For Other’s mission.

TFO thanks all participants, volunteers, and supporters for making this possible.  A special thanks goes out to our 2011 jersey sponsor Von Housen Motors.


Posted in events, media, TEAM TFO with tags , , , on January 17, 2012 by tryforothers

2011 Team TFO handcyclist, Thea Rosa, talks to Good Day Sacramento about participating in Eppie’s Great Race


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Rugby Community Helps TFO Raise $6,300 for Brandon Garner’s Recovery

Posted in events, support, TFO Support with tags on October 21, 2010 by tryforothers

On August 28th, 2010, at a fundraiser in Indianapolis, Indiana, TFO presented Brandon and his mother with a $5,500 check on behalf of the rugby community to help Brandon in his recovery. With the White River RFC raising an additional $800 at the event, the rugby community came together to raise over $6,000 for Brandon’s cause.  Big thanks to all the generous rugby players and fans who supported TFOs fundraising campaign for Brandon by sending donations and buying TFO Apparel.  :: Read Brandon’s full story here