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Save Colby Rugby

4,362 Signatures Goal: 3,500

If you support Colby College Rugby as a player, friend or fan and want to keep the sport alive for future students, please stand with an alumni group who is trying to save Colby Rugby.

Colby College has decided to end its men's and women's rugby program due to lack of financial support from the administration and due to a "growing awareness of health and safety risks of a high collision/impact sport." We, as a group of alumni, students and supporters, feel that this decision was made too quickly and without any communication on what costs were required. We demand that the Administration provide a detailed byline of the costs needed to keep the program going, and discuss other possibilities in which the College can support the rugby program.

Sign the petition to the Colby College Administration to save Colby Rugby and let them know that as a student, alumni or supporter, you think the Colby Rugby program should be preserved too. *If you are an alumni or student, or parent to an alumni or student, please note the class year in the name field, e.g. John Smith, '06 or Bob Smith, P '06.

For the past 30 years, two seasons of the year, the rugby program has taught hundreds of students lessons of fair play on the field, provided a strong sense of camaraderie, and most importantly, taught how to become part of a team. For some, it has even helped students come out of their shell and evolve as young adults, bridging friendships among new faces, and ultimately helping to make the most out of their College experience. Now it's time to save this program that provides so much more to students than just a chance to run on the field. Join us and help keep the game alive!

To stay involved, visit http://www.colbyrugbyalumniassociation.com.

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Highlights

November 21
Less than 24 hours after this petition was created, we've already reached over 1,000 signatures. Thank you for standing with Colby Rugby alumni. Let's keep spreading the word!
November 21
Petition has reached 1000 signatures!
November 21
Petition has reached 500 signatures!
November 21
Petition has reached 250 signatures!
November 21
Petition has reached 100 signatures!
November 20
We are now live!
  • Hannah Woolley
    Hannah Woolley United States, Clinton
    Oct 04, 2014
    Oct 04, 2014
    Rugby teaches young men and women invaluable lessons in camaraderie, respect, and safety. Please save Colby Rugby!
  • Becca
    Becca United States, Hooksett
    Sep 25, 2014
    Sep 25, 2014
    Keep the sport alive!
  • Ryan Taylor
    Ryan Taylor United States, Boulder
    Sep 14, 2014
    Sep 14, 2014
    www.linkedin.com/pub/ryan-l-taylor/66/51/275/
  • Lucy
    Lucy United Kingdom, London
    Aug 24, 2014
    Aug 24, 2014
    Well don't for reaching your goal! And I hope you get to carry on playing - from a rugby girl from the UK☺️
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