NSCRO Becomes Non Profit Organization

May 24, 2017

NSCRO Becomes Non Profit Organization


Photo: Steve Hiatt, Dan Payne & Stephen Cohen

National Small College Rugby Organization Release: Medford, NJ 23 May 2017

Fifteen years ago, current NSCRO president and founder, Stephen Cohen, began the journey to promote Division III colleges who had no playoff opportunities outside of their local league. Since then, the Division III nomenclature evolved into “Small College Rugby”, providing the clubs with a true identity and NSCRO has grown into an organization that offers five national playoffs as well as services to nearly 400 men’s and women’s colleges across the U.S.

Our long-standing partnership with and recognition by USA Rugby as well as the support we received from companies like Penn Mutual Life Insurance (top sponsor), Rhino Rugby (official ball and equipment supplier), GoPlay Tours (travel partner) and Impact Mouthguards (player safety partner) has been instrumental in the continued growth and success of NSCRO.

Now, NSCRO is starting a new chapter by establishing itself as a non-profit corporation and has appointed its first Board of Directors that will direct the future of NSCRO. The Board consists of the Executive Committee and five appointed members:

Executive Committee:
Stephen Cohen, President
Bill Krecker, Secretary
Steve Hiatt, Vice President
Kyle Smith, Treasurer

Appointed Board Members:
Lori Runksmeier
Ann Callaghan
Rafael Zahralddin-Aravena, Esq.
Kevin Phillipson
Ann Callaghan
Mark Reilly

NSCRO will hold its first Annual Meeting on Friday, 02 June at the Wyndham Garden (located at 45 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029). From 1pm to 2pm the meeting will be open to all interested parties to discuss any aspect of small college rugby they would like NSCRO to address. If those interested cannot attend the meeting, please forward your questions, comments and/or suggestions to president@nscro.org.

About National Small College Rugby Organization
Since 2007, the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has been at the forefront of fostering and developing small college rugby programs in the United States. NSCRO is comprised of more than 240 men’s and 135 women’s colleges and universities who participate in more than 30 leagues for an opportunity compete on a national level and showcase their abilities to a broader and larger audience.

By focusing on small colleges and universities, we help bring these schools, their teams and players exposure outside of their conference/union while also giving them a chance at a national title and ranking. NSCRO provides a responsive national organization dedicated to small colleges and universities which has helped legitimize rugby in the eyes of school administrators. The increased visibility and recognition from NSCRO has led to better school support, greater on-campus interest in rugby and more alumni involvement.

NSCRO is “The Home of Small College Rugby in America”.

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