Welcome Back Penn Rugby Fall 2023

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Monday, October 2, 2023

A Note from President of Penn Men's Rugby, Benjamin Swan

Dear Alumni of the Penn Men's Rugby & Football Club, 
It is with pleasure that I extend a warm welcome back to the vibrant world of Penn Men's Rugby & Football Club. As we kick off the new semester, I am delighted to share some exciting opportunities and events that await us in the coming months. Our beloved club is stronger than ever, and your continued support and involvement are integral to our success.

Firstly, we have just begun our title chase in the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference D1-AA conference, which promises to deliver an exhilarating season of rugby. This semester, we have a total of five games lined up before we enter the playoffs in mid-November, and we are determined to make every match a memorable one. The schedule is as follows:

Fall Schedule

09/23: Penn at SJU: 12-17
10/01: Penn vs. Rutgers at Franklin Field: 52-31
10/14: Penn vs. West Chester at Franklin Field
10/21: Penn at Rowan
10/28: Penn at Princeton

Penn Men's Rugby Official Charity: Love for Liam Foundation

Secondly, we are extremely proud to announce our official charity for the upcoming 2023-2024 season, the Love for Liam Foundation. The foundation supports the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and its growing team to develop treatment options for rare and severe cases of pediatric genetic epilepsy. Following extensive conversations with Penn Rugby Alumnus Kyle Johnson ('06) last semester, we were able to successfully add the Love for Liam Foundation logo on our shirt for this season, and we are looking to actively contribute our time, efforts, and funding to the foundation.

Alumni Homecoming

Finally, we are planning an Alumni Homecoming rugby game and drinks for Friday, November 3rd this year. If any alumni would be willing to help plan and organize this, please reach out and we can begin the conversation. 

As always, your continued involvement in Penn Rugby is invaluable. We invite you to mark your calendars for these upcoming games and events and we hope you'll join us in making this semester a memorable one.

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Thank you

Thank you for your unwavering support, and we can't wait to welcome you back to the club that holds a special place in all our hearts. 

Bleed Blue,
Benjamin Swan
President of Penn Men's Rugby