Sponsorship

Looking for an easy way to advertise your business at UMBC’s fast growing campus?

UMBC Men’s Rugby Football Club was started in 1984 by a few young men and a dream to bring the internationally popular sport to UMBC. From a few young men with nothing but dedication and hard work, UMBC RFC has grown into a successful club, both on and off the pitch. On the pitch we boast a 22-8 record over the past year (including tournaments), a playoff berth in the fall and two championships in the spring. Off the pitch we are active members of the UMBC community as the unofficial spirit squad for UMBC Athletics and have hosted shoe and coat drives to help the needy in the area surrounding the UMBC campus.

However, in order to keep up with this culture of success, we need funding. Because of this, UMBC RFC is looking for businesses to team up with as sponsors. As a sponsor, you would be sponsoring arguably the most visible organization on campus. Not only do we have an average of 40 members on our team every year, those 40 members are also active in other aspects of campus life that reflect positively on our club (and as a sponsor, your business as well). From Residential Life to First Year Council to Honors Societies, our mark has been made at UMBC.

Outside of the individuals of the club, the organization as a whole has been a positive influence on the UMBC campus. Our club makes it a point to attend every home basketball game to bring “home field advantage” back to RAC Arena with no less than 25 members of our team cheering our fellow Retrievers on and leading chants and cheers for the rest of the students. Various coaches with UMBC Athletics have thanked us personally for bringing positive energy and excitement back to home games. We also hosted a coat drive where we raised over 100 coats and a shoe drive where we raised over 200 shoes, all for families in need around the UMBC campus, and a day of service where players and alumni donated their time to local Habitat for Humanity organizations.

As part of the PRU, UMBC plays multiple teams all across Maryland and Virginia thus increasing brand recognition for your business should you choose to sponsor us. Next season we will be playing John Hopkins University, Towson University, Loyola University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, George Mason University, and Salisbury University. During the spring season, we travel all over the east coast to participate in various tournaments, friendly matches, and an annual spring break tour in Florida. Last spring we participate in tournaments in Pennsylvania, DC, Columbia, and Baltimore City with teams from all over the country.

UMBC also has extremely solid alumni support over years of good relations between alumni and the current team. Not only do they come out and support us at as many games as possible, they also have the Haud Collumi scholarship fund that’s maintained through a strong alumni network of well over 100. Because of our traditionally diverse group of members who don the black and gold on the pitch, our alumni are all professionals in various fields including law, medicine, business, IT, and more.

 

Sponsorship Deal

- Your business logo will be featured on our next order of jerseys
- Your business logo will be featured on the back of our shirts
- A spot on our website will be used for your business
- Banner space will be reserved for your business logo at all games

 

*Sponsorships are renewed every year

 

If you have any questions about any of the options listed above or about UMBC RFC in general, please don’t hesitate to get into contact with any one of our officers:

Brady Frantz (President) - email: bfrantz2@umbc.edu

We hope to be working with you soon!

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