Three tabbed for inaugural HBCU Rugby Classic


The HBCU Rugby Classic is set to commence in Baton Rouge, LA, this upcoming May.

Courtesy: Gift-Time Rugby Network

Baton Rouge, LA – The HBCU Rugby Classic is an invitational rugby tournament that will feature men’s rugby teams from Prairie View A&M, Morehouse College, and Florida A&M. The inaugural contest will take place on May 5, 2018 in Baton Rouge, LA.

“This event will accomplish two major goals,” CEO of GiftTime Productions, Gift Egbelu said. “The first goal is to increase exposure of rugby in the United States, and to the HBCU community particularly.

The rugby community is known to be one of the most inclusive in sports. The participation that is had, on and off the field, is a unique experience. The second goal is to open a new cultural community to the sport. Not just as participants on the field, but in global opportunities off the field. Rugby is a sport that is prime for new ideas and plenty of roles to fill by men and women in communities with African-American and other people of color. An event like this allows us to emphasize the American cultural identity with rugby in the USA.”

The HBCU Rugby Classic looks to provide an experience that intertwines rugby tradition with HBCU culture that will welcome and excite all spectators, new and old. Rugby is one of the largest team sports, and second most popular team contact sport in the world. Played by both men and women of all ages, rugby has been developing a larger profile with communities over the last couple of decades.

The HBCU Rugby Classic will be broadcast live through the digital rugby channel, Gift-Time Rugby Network.




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