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Young Glory Program Reduces Barriers to Play in DMV

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Young Glory Program Reduces Barriers to Play in DMV

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Old Glory DC Rugby is supporting a separate non-profit to develop young rugby players in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area.

Young Glory is a non-profit that provides sporting opportunities in rugby for kids from the age of five years old up to 23. They work throughout the DMV area and even further afield, including Pennsylvania and North Carolina. 

The important thing about this program is that the activities are heavily subsidized; 95% of the programming is free and the participants come from diverse backgrounds. 

Young Glory visits middle and high schools throughout the DMV region to provide coaching, instruction, and team-focused games. Youth teams that are struggling financially receive uniforms and balls donations and Young Glory also holds free weekly clinics with coaches. Former Eagle Ben Cima is one of the coaches and Old Glory DC players come in as guest coaches, as well.

The program also sponsors players in dire financial need to keep them playing rugby. 

The Young Glory program runs a U23 Academy, U18 Academy, and a U18 Camp. The had several attendees whose fees were reduced or completely covered by the Young Glory program.

The idea is to reduce barriers to play and ensure that young players who love rugby, even if they can't afford fees and costs, can still play rugby.

On this Giving Tuesday, November 29, Young Glory is accepting tax-deductible donations. Go here for more>