In 1996, Raleigh Rugby Club founders purchased 15.5 acres of red clay and pine trees with the goal of developing a first-class rugby facility with two full-size pitches. By August 2001, their dream became a reality as the Vipers played their first match on our Bermuda sod pitch with 60-foot tall posts. The second pitch followed shortly after. For almost two decades, our facilities have not only provided us with a competitive advantage, and a place to fundraise and host tournaments, but a world-class home when most teams across the country still rent city fields. We can’t thank our founders enough for providing this to us.
Over the years, we have outgrown our facility as we now host over 250 playing members on practice nights, and over 10 teams on game days throughout the year. As NCDOT’s “Complete 540” Project edges nearer and nearer, it is inevitable that the state will acquire our land to build 540 right through the lower pitch.
As land becomes more and more expensive in the Raleigh area, it is imperative that we locate and purchase land for a new pitch before we are left without one. The current board of directors is working with a few commercial real estate agents to identify a plan and path forward. As we start this journey, our starting goal is to raise roughly $1.6 million dollars to purchase about 20 acres of land with the space to build three full-size pitches, permanent lighting, a clubhouse, and a larger, less complex parking lot.
You can help by making a one-time donation, or becoming a sustainer. Our sustainers will receive a gift with their donation. See below for details. For any one-time donations over $500, please mail a check to Raleigh Rugby Football Club at the below address, and write, “New Pitch Fundraiser,” in the memo line.
P.O. Box 19232
Raleigh, NC 27619
We will graciously accept monthly donations of any amount. If a below sustainer level does not work for you, please choose your own amount in our form below.
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RRFC would like to thank ALL of our sustainers and monthly donators, as well as our substantial single donators. This endeavor would not be possible without you.
Silver Sustainers: Adrian and Lindsey Bryant, Garrett Englebert, and Tim Taillon
Bronze Sustainers: Mark Hemingway, Lisa Jackson, Kent Jeffries, and Brian Kaysar
Other Sustainers: Bill and Caroline Attmore and Juliet Taylor.
Substantial Single Donators: Michael Rooney