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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!

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.


Posted in media with tags , , , , on December 8, 2010 by tryforothers

Support Mike Jones

Posted in TFO Support with tags , , , on March 30, 2010 by tryforothers

On February 27, 2010 Michael “Jonesy” Jones was critically injured while playing in a rugby tournament in FT. Lauderdale, Florida.

At present, Mike is paralyzed from the neck down. He remains hospitalized and reliant on a breathing machine.  The challenges facing Mike and his family are tremendous.  Help an injured rugby brother and support Mike Jones :: Click here to make a donation

USA Sevens Team Supports TFO

Posted in support with tags , , , , on March 29, 2010 by tryforothers

Despite their busy schedule before the USA Sevens, members of the USA team still made time to show their support for critically injured rugby players by taking part in a photo-shoot for TFO Apparel.  Award winning photographer and founder of Studio J Inc., Eric Jamison, organized the shoot that took place in downtown Las Vegas.  Continue reading

An Irish Rugby Tale

Posted in TFO Website with tags , , on March 17, 2010 by tryforothers

Back in the mid 1960s there was an Irish full back of awesome ability by the name of Dermot “Stone Wall” Hogan.  Built like a cow shed, his tackling powers were legendary. He’d go in low and hard, leaving opponents wishing they’d never left the dressing room.  His boast was he’d never missed a tackle.

Meanwhile, across the water in England there was a winger by the name of Roger Cadwallader-Smith.  Roger, nicknamed “The Electric Eel,”  could sprint like a champion racehorse, dodge like a butterfly and leave vainly pursuing opponents looking like drunken cattle.  He was England’s record try scorer. Continue reading

TFO Attending 2010 USA Sevens in Las Vegas

Posted in events, support with tags , , , on January 30, 2010 by tryforothers

TFO is proud to announce that we will be selling apparel and promoting our cause at the biggest rugby event in North America.  Big thanks to our friends at USA Sevens for making this possible.  If you don’t have tickets, buy them today!

TFO Reaches Out to Youth Rugby Players

Posted in events, support with tags , , , on January 30, 2010 by tryforothers

The future of American Rugby is here! They may be under 14 and new to the sport…but these guys can play! Big thanks to the Land Park youth rugby team for supporting Try For Others. We’re proud to have the Motley’s wearing TFO Apparel!

TFO Apparel Releases New Designs

Posted in support, TFO Website with tags , , on January 30, 2010 by tryforothers


The Electric Wing shirt represents the excitement of open-play rugby. This shirt is dedicated to all rugby players that electrify the crowd by hitting gaps at full pace.


The Lineout t-shirt is dedicated to all the jumpers out there who fearlessly compete in the air as well as on the pitch.