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2023 UBRAA Parents Weekend Recap

The UBRAA hosted another successful event at our 4th annual Parents Weekend this past Saturday at UB. The day started with a resounding win by UB Rugby’s top side against a strong Oswego State team 34-12, with team captain Jack Daley recording 3 tries. Although the weather in Buffalo did not cooperate, the match was well attended by parents and alumni.

UB Rugby vs. SUNY Oswego, October 14, 2023. Photos by Ilka Antonacci. Click here to view full album of game photos.

On Saturday evening, UB Rugby players, parents and alumni gathered at Jack Rabbit Buffalo for the annual UBRAA hosted banquet. Over 100 people attended this year’s event. UBRAA President Pete Mancuso '07 presented the UBRAA First XV scholarships to three deserving recipients: inside center Max Newcomb '26, starting flanker James Armstrong '24 and starting 8-man Jack Daley '24.

UBRAA President Pete Mancuso presenting to this year's First XV scholarship winners L to R: Mancuso, Max Newcomb, James Armstrong, Jack Daley. Photos by Jim Temple.

During the evening, Mancuso explained the mission of the UBRAA to the parents and emphasized the financial as well as the non-financial support that the UBRAA provides to the team in the form of donations to cover equipment and routine expenses, advocacy on behalf of the team to the UB administration, and career placement support through our professional networking program. Mancuso told those in attendance:

“The UBRAA is committed to enhancing the experience of each of your sons both on and off the rugby field. UB Rugby does not end at graduation. We have alumni placed all over the country that are eager to support current and former UB Rugby players in any way possible.”

The UBRAA would like to thank all of the parents and alumni who participated in this year’s parents weekend event through their financial support or physical presence

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The UBRAA is registered with the New York State Department of State as a not-for-profit corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

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