USA Sevens, Rugby PA, Subway Restaurants and the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia have partnered together to provide 2,000 Philadelphia area youth the opportunity to attend the Collegiate Rugby Championship at PPL Park on June 1-2.
The partnership between USA Sevens Rugby and the Police Athletic League kicks-off the organization’s effort to add rugby to its youth athletic program within Philadelphia.
“The Police Athletic League would like to thank USA Sevens and its sponsor, Subway, for their support of Philadelphia youth. Through their generosity, Philadelphia youth will have the opportunity to experience world-class rugby competition featuring America’s future Olympians, and we’re grateful for their support,” said Lt. William Eddis Commander for the Philadelphia Police Athletic League Centers.
As part of the partnership, USA Sevens will donate 1,000 youth tickets to both Saturday and Sunday of the tournament. In addition to tickets, USA Sevens and its Philadelphia event partners will fund round-trip bus transportation for youth coming from the various twenty-five Police Athletic League locations throughout the city of Philadelphia.
Tickets for the two-day event of action packed rugby, gourmet food, interactive games and activities are on sale exclusively through ComcastTIX. One-day and two-day passes, starting at $20, can be purchased online at ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 1-800-298-4200 or in person at the PPL Park box office.
The Collegiate Rugby Championship is the premier college rugby tournament in the country, and serves as a national platform for America's future Olympians. The 2013 CRC features 20 of the top collegiate men’s rugby clubs playing 47 matches over two days. Participating teams have been chosen based on the quality of rugby, fan following and the potential for exciting rivalries. Local favorites including Penn State, Navy, Temple University and University of Delaware return for a third year. New additions to this year’s tournament include rugby powerhouse Kutztown and hometown favorites Saint Joseph’s University and University of Pennsylvania. The tournament is broadcast live on NBC and NBC Sports Network both Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2.
USA Sevens LLC owns and operates America’s premier rugby event, the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament. Held annually, the event is one of the nine international stops in the HSBC Sevens World Series. With an attendance of over 50,000 during the two day event, it is the largest annual rugby event in North America and one of the fastest growing rugby events in the world. The CRC in Philadelphia is the largest domestic rugby event in the USA
Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages PPL Park, as well as more than 115 other public assembly facilities around the world. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.