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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.

Please Support the Derek Thomas Fund

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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!

Masi Sala’s “Road to Recovery” Fundraiser

Posted in events, TFO Support with tags , , on June 15, 2009 by tryforothers

On June 27th, 2009, Hot Lava Productions and Friends of Masiano Sala will host the “Masi Sala’s Road to Recovery” benefit at the All American Sports Center at 121 E. Sunset Road from noon to 9:00 pm.  The goal of this fundraiser is to support Masiano and his family alleviate the financial hardship from the initial injuries of his paralysis, his absence of work, hospital and rehab medical costs, to the continued expense on the hopes of a full recovery.  Click here for more details and sponsorship opportunities


SDSU Represents TFO at Collegiate National Championships

Posted in events, TFO Support with tags , , , on May 3, 2009 by tryforothers

sdsutfoTry For Others announced that SDSU will be honoring the organization by wearing the TFO shield on their jersey’s for the 2009 Collegiate National Championships at Stanford. 

“I’m flattered that SDSU will be the first team to wear the TFO shield in competition,” said TFO founder Dominic Cooke.  “Their willingness to support our cause is a testament to the genuine concern the rugby community has for the game and those who play it.”

SDSU coaches, Dan Payne and Matt Sherman, invited Cooke to the team’s jersey presentation to talk about TFO and what the shield they will be wearing represents.  As Sherman, a former teammate of Cooke’s at UC Berkeley expresses, “We invited Dom to come talk to the team last night because I wanted our boys to see an example of someone who is giving back to the game.  It’s inspiring what TFO is doing to help the rugby community, and we feel privileged to support the cause.”

Before presenting the jerseys, Cooke spoke to the team about Try For Others and what the TFO shield represents.  “To me, the TFO shield represents more than just the work our organizations does in the rugby community,” says Cooke.  “It’s bigger than that.  It represents the hard work and sacrifices they have made as individuals and as a team.  It honors all those players who have come before them and made a positive contribution to the game.”  View more pictures from 2009 Collegiate Rugby Championships

Wasps Charity Walk For Former England U21 Matt Hampson

Posted in support with tags , , , , on April 24, 2009 by tryforothers


What is the first thing that you think of when you think of rugby?walk4matt2

For me it’s a number of things.  It’s my Father taking me along to watch the local side when I was a child, standing on a grassy bank shouting, not really knowing what was going on but surrounded by people who, even as a kid, I trusted.

It’s going to my first training session and learning what rugby and teamwork is all about.

It’s every weekend, smashing into blokes the same size or bigger than me, whilst all the time putting my body on the line to protect my team mates. 

It’s going to watch my side play, standing on the terraces or sitting in the stands, screaming like a madman with thousands of others…and yet having a pint with the opposition fans after the game, having a laugh and a joke.

It’s about belonging.  Its about family, our rugby family.  Read full article

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TFO Attending 2009 College Rugby Finals

Posted in events with tags , , , , , , , on April 22, 2009 by tryforothers


Come support your team at the 2009 Collegiate Rugby Championships and be sure to stop by the Try For Others booth. We look forward to seeing you there! Don’t forget to invite your friends!

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Match Schedule:

Friday, May 1

10:00 am: Women’s D2 Shippensburg v Washington State Field 2

11:30 am: Women’s D2 Delaware v Stonehill Field 2

1:00 pm: Men’s D2 Georgetown v Middlebury — Field 2

1:00 pm: Women’s D1 Stanford v Brown Steuber

2:30 pm: Men’s D2 Wisconsin v Miami-Ohio — Field 2

3:00 pm: Women’s D1 Penn State v Navy — Steuber

5:00 pm: Men’s D1 BYU vs San Diego State — Steuber

7:00 pm: Men’s D1 Cal v Army — Steuber

Saturday, May 2

1:00 pm: Division 2 Women’s Championship

3:00 pm: Division 2 Men’s Championship

5:00 pm: Division 1 Women’s Championship

7:00 pm: Division 1 Men’s Championship

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