Help Revive the Field for Loyola Rugby at LMU
Update: The Loyola Rugby at LMU project has been fully funded! Any additional funds raised over the $4,000 goal will still go directly toward the rugby team and their needs.
Loyola Rugby at LMU is a proud and distinguished club that has been part of the university landscape since 1958 (at what was then Loyola University). Loyola Rugby at LMU demonstrates a commitment to the development of young men into competitive athletes, superior students, honorable men and lifelong supporters of the club and the university.
Coached by LMU alumnus Ray Thompson ’77, who played for the team during his college career here, Loyola Rugby at LMU has won many championships in its division over the years. The team represents LMU in the Gold Coast Division with USA Rugby Union, competing against teams such as Pepperdine, Cal State Northridge, Cal Lutheran, UC Irvine and others.
Deeply rooted in tradition, the team huddles before the start of every match to sing the LMU fight song. The team has a remarkably strong connection to its alumni base, and an alumni game between past players and current team members has been played every year since 1960. The team also competes in an annual game against Occidental, a tradition dating back to 1965.
As Loyola Rugby at LMU is a club sport and not an NCAA-sanctioned sport on campus, it is challenging to keep up with costs of replacement and new gear. The current goalpost pads and sideline markers and flags, which the rugby team uses during their home games, were acquired in 1998-99. Though they have held up, they are coming to the end of their useful lifespan. The goalpost pads run $1,000 per pair, while the sideline markers and flags cost $2,000 for a set of 20.
Make a donation of any amount today to help keep the Loyola Rugby at LMU club looking fresh and feeling proud.
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