Potsdam Rugby Needs a New Field

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The women's and men's Potsdam rugby teams are two of the largest sports teams and organizations on SUNY Potsdam campus. Our women's and men's teams show a strong sense of passion and drive as well as a love for the sport they play. Our teams are also very diverse as our players come from all over, we not only welcome diversity on Potsdam rugby, we cherish it. When our teams are not playing rugby we spend a large amount of time volunteering. We helped the Potsdam Humane Society build their outdoor dog park, helped organize and run their grand opening, and frequently rake leaves in the local graveyards. We also do a great deal in supporting and helping our school in every aspect that we can.

The reason we are asking for your help is because we have an opportunity to receive a new rugby field. Our current field, in it's current state is very unsafe and as a result, many of our players are frequently getting injured. This is not only a safety hazard for Potsdam rugby players, but also for players who travel from different schools to play games on our field. USA Rugby states in their specifications 1a. Surface of the playing enclosure; that the surface must be safe to play on at all times. This is not the case with the current condition of our Potsdam rugby field. Sadly, our current SGA budget does not allow us nearly enough money for a new field.  

Potsdam rugby does not frequently ask for much, we take pride in trying to accomplish tasks and achieve goals for ourselves, however, this is slightly out of our hands. SUNY Potsdam Student Government (SGA) is currently trying to decide where to spend their money for the proposed capital projects, please sign this petition so that they might choose to help Potsdam rugby have a safe environment to come together and share our love of our sport.  



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