The UBRAA held their 3rd Annual Parents Weekend on October 1, 2022 to great success. The day began with a jersey presentation to the team's A-side by the alumni in attendance and continued with a Liberty Conference D1 league match against Harvard at the Ellicott rugby pitch.
Highlights of the Parents Weekend A-Side Jersey Presentation
UB Rugby played a hard fought match under the newly donated goal posts but ultimately lost in the waning seconds by a score of 29-28 as a potential game winning try held up in-goal at full time.
UB Rugby vs. Harvard 10/1/22
Post match, over 100 UB Rugby players, coaches, parents and alumni gathered at Jack Rabbit restaurant to celebrate the day.
Post-match dinner at Jack Rabbit restaurant
After dinner, the UBRAA President Pete Mancuso presented the UBRAA's annual "First XV" scholarship to three recipients: James Armstrong, Jack Daley and Ken Mulvey.
2022 UBRAA First XV Scholarship winners L to R: Jack Daley, James Armstrong, and Ken Mulvey
The UBRAA was also proud to announce the creation of our professional networking program where we pair players with alumni to assist with internships, career mentoring, and job placement after graduation. We also discussed future UBRAA goals to improve the rugby facilities, which include placing a storage equipment container on the field and an electronic score board.
The UBRAA wishes to thank everyone who attended the event and financially supported the weekend. If you attended and would like to make an additional contribution, or could not attend and would like to donate, the UBRAA is seeking financial support for the field upgrades discussed during the weekend. Please consider making a one time contribution or signing up to be a recurring donor. Just click the "Donate" button below to get started.
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.