Thursday, July 18, 2013

Play Rugby USA runs event in Harlem to celebrate Mandela Day

Courtesy of Mark Griffin,


Play Rugby USA to run Mandela Day Event in New York
In honor of Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday, Play Rugby USA has partnered with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to celebrate Mandela Day! On Thursday, July 18, from 12:30pm-4:00pm at the Junior Sports Leadership Academy at The Emily Dickinson School in Harlem, Play Rugby USA participants will be in a number of activities to celebrate Nelson Mandela and his legacy.

First, they will be holding a smoothie competition to educate about and promote the importance of a nutritional diet. After, they will create posters and signs about Mandela and his legacy to hang around the school to create awareness. At the end of the day from 3-4pm, the members of the Play Rugby USA Senior Academy (including two players from the recent Stars vs. Stripes national assembly) will visit the school, sign the posters, and coach the kids through some fun and engaging flag rugby drills. This gives our older players the opportunity to give back to their communities and mentor our younger participants. As Nelson Mandela said, "Sport has the power to change the world".

Who: Play Rugby USA and Mandela Day

What: Mandela Day Celebration. "Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day."

When: July 18, 2013, 12:30pm-4pm

Where: The Emily Dickinson School, 735 West End Avenue, NY, NY 10025

Why: Engage participants of all ages to learn more about Nelson Mandela and spread his legacy through the community.

Mark Griffin,, 212-757-3421 x. 101
630 9th Avenue, Suite 809, NY, NY 10036


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