First15 Announces ‘With You’ Giving Partnership with Project Rugby Love

For Immediate Release                    
February 20, 2017        

MONROE, NC – The recent launch of the spring schedule of 5in15 professional development seminars offers opportunities to provide game knowledge and support across the U.S.  As an additional means of increasing positive sport participation, First15 is announcing a partnership with Project Rugby Love, an organization dedicated to sharing positivity, and providing financial support for the growth of the game, through the sale of rugby merchandise.

First15 Sport Performance is proud to support their efforts by increasing exposure and reach of their philanthropic mission with integration into the 5in15 professional development program.

Each host for a 5in15 seminar has the opportunity to nominate a non-profit as a ‘With You’ sanctioned charitable cause, where a percentage of registration fees will be donated to support development projects on behalf of both Project Rugby Love and First15 Sport Performance.  Participants will also have the opportunity to purchase PRL’s merchandise at all 5in15 seminars and First15 events that gives back to meaningful rugby causes. Both organizations will work together to spread the mission of rugby love, learning, and game development in the U.S. and beyond.      

“We’re really excited about working with First15 and want to thank them for including us in this series. They’ve always selflessly contributed to growing and supporting rugby and this is no different. This is a great opportunity to bring a diverse range of knowledge to a wider audience so that everyone in rugby can benefit,” said Jenny Lui, co-founder of Project Rugby Love.

In addition to being able to support philanthropic efforts by attending a 5in15 seminar, individuals can also purchase a ‘With You’ ticket for $10 to any seminar where proceeds are donated to the charitable cause earmarked for each location.  This allows all participants to provide financial support for both local and national initiatives to grow the game, even if they are unable to attend a seminar in person.

“We understand the challenge of finding time and money to help support the growth of the game.  Purchasing a ‘With You’ ticket to any 5in15 seminar or buying any Project Rugby Love item provides an opportunity to not only support grassroots development, but also play a role in developing a nationwide movement to share knowledge to enhance performance and enjoyment of the sport.  We couldn’t ask for better partners than Project Rugby Love to make this opportunity possible,” said First15 Director of Performance, Katie Wurst.           

A full schedule of 5in15 seminars is available at www.first15sport.com/5in15.  Those interested in purchasing a ‘With You’ ticket for any 5in15 seminar can do so at any time via the seminar registration page.  To learn more about Project Rugby Love and their mission to share positivity, and to see a full range of their swag that gives back, please visit http://www.projectrugbylove.com,. Questions about hosting a 5in15 seminar can be directed to kwurst@first15sport.com.   

About First15 Sport Performance
Established in 2015, First15 Sport Performance, LLC is dedicated to offering sport psychology and sport management services in a variety of performance environments.  Our mission is to support individuals and organizations in their efforts to achieve performance objectives by utilizing a holistic approach to sport and performance psychology and management methodologies.  Visit www.first15sport.com or contact info@first15sport.com for more information.  

About Project Rugby Love
Project Rugby Love (PRL) is an organization whose mission is to spread rugby love far and wide. What started as rugby valentines has grown into swag that gives back. Proceeds from Project Rugby Love t-shirts, buttons, and other merchandise go back into rugby, by supporting non-profits that grow the game. PRL has worked tirelessly over the past year to raise over $3,000 to support charitable causes around the world.

FB: /projectrugbylove
Instagram: @projectrugbylove
Twitter: @projctrugbylove

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