Gala Benefit honoring Mike Tolkin

Tuesday  17 May  2016  6:30 PM
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Join us Tuesday May 17th for Play Rugby USA’s 2016 Gala, held at Current, Pier 59 Chelsea Piers.

General Admission tickets go on sale May 1st.
Sponsorship Opportunities and VIP Tickets currently available at http://501auctions.com/playrugbygala

If you're interested in volunteering please contact Mallory.Woods@playrugbyusa.com

Join Play Rugby USA supporters, players, and coaches as we honor Mike Tolkin, longtime defensive coordinator for the US National Team and Head Coach from 2012-2015, for his lifetime contribution to American Rugby, and his support of the transformational youth programming pioneered by Play Rugby USA.

Featuring:
- An All-Star team of Special Guests (see below)
- Live music, open bar and award-winning cuisine from Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships
- Exciting live, silent and online auction packages including luxury goods, travel packages, unique NYC experiences and more!

VIP guests will enjoy an exclusive reception with our honoree and current and former US Eagles players and coaches.

Please join us along New York City’s Hudson River at an exciting new event space, Current at Chelsea Piers.

Special guests include Mike Petri, Eagle’s Scrumhalf and Captain, Seamus Kelly, former Eagles Center, James Bird, current Eagles Flyhalf, Marty Veale, current Eagles Forwards Coach, and more to be announced.

For over a decade, Play Rugby USA has brought youth development and sports education programs to boys and girls of all ages and abilities in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The majority of children in our program come from under-served communities where they face many barriers to achieving long-term educational and social success. Play Rugby provides these deserving kids with opportunities to Go Forward and develop meaningful life skills by being a part of a team and positive community, where compassionate and dedicated mentors nurture each child’s development.

We hope we can count on your support of this momentous evening and look forward to seeing you there!

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-- 26/05/2016 18:41
It's been just over one week since we spent a fantastic evening with you in celebration of American Rugby! Special thanks to JJ Darling and JJ Darling Photography for capturing the excitement. Click the link for even more photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/play_rugby_usa/albums/72157668569431701

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-- 18/05/2016 18:47
THANK YOU! Last night's Gala Benefit was a smashing success thanks to your inspiring generosity. You helped us break records again last night, raising just over $233K to support our programs and mission to use the unique power of rugby to inspire and empower youth, primarily from underserved communities, to Go Forward and realize their true potential. Special thanks to Honoree, Mike Tolkin and Emcee, John Layfield for making this a night to remember. More updates to come...stay tuned! (photo: JJ Darling Photography)
Babajide Afolabi
-- 18/05/2016 18:47
Great to see Play Rugby growing from grass to grace

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-- 17/05/2016 15:59
We look forward to seeing you tonight for the 2016 Play Rugby USA Gala honoring Mike Tolkin and celebrating American Rugby! 6:30 | VIP Check In 7:30 | GA Check In 10:00 | Silent Auction Closes 10:30pm | After Party at the Brass Monkey Even if you can't make it in person you can continue to bid in our silent auction remotely! Head to the link to register and bid: https://501auctions.com/playrugbygala/category/all/1
Mark Anderson
-- 17/05/2016 15:59
Great leader to be honored. I was sorry to have missed.

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-- 13/05/2016 17:29
Our silent auction is now OPEN FOR BIDDING. Click the link below to browse the online catalog and get a cheeky bid in before Tuesday! https://501auctions.com/playrugbygala/category/all/1

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-- 11/05/2016 18:04
Less than a week to go! Tickets available at bit.ly/rugbygala We can't wait to bring you an exciting evening hosted by the legendary WWE Champion John Layfield and honoring one of the most influential figures in NYC Rugby, Mike Tolkin. We'll also be joined by Mike Petri, Seamus Kelly, James Bird, Marty Veale, and just announced, a former USA Eagle capped at the 2010 Women's RWC, Lara Vivolo! Don't miss this fantastic evening celebrating American Rugby.
http://bit.ly/rugbygala

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-- 06/05/2016 13:59
Our Gala Co-Chairs Scott Adams and Marcus De Costa gave the venue a once over last night as we prep for the main event. Current, Pier 59 is beautiful even when it's empty...we can't wait to see you there on May 17th! Tickets available now: bit.ly/rugbygala
Marcus De Costa
-- 06/05/2016 13:59
It's going to be fantastic!
Scott Adams
-- 06/05/2016 13:59
Please come join us for a great evening!
Jill Glennon
-- 06/05/2016 13:59
Lookin' good Scott!

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-- 04/05/2016 19:24
He's back! We're pleased to announce that Patrick Tully, our smooth talkin' auctioneer from last year's Gala is back for more! He'll be leading the charge and putting on a show in this year's exciting live auction. We've got some incredible packages up for grabs, including last year's firecracker item - a custom 2-piece suit from Alexander Nash! Stay tuned for more auction previews and event updates. Don't miss out! Tickets available at bit.ly/rugbygala

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-- 03/05/2016 19:10
Bringing the HEAT! We're pleased to announce the Emcee for our exclusive VIP Cocktail hour, WWE Champion John Layfield! VIP spaces are limited. Reserve yours at bit.ly/rugbygala This accomplished color commentator and retired professional wrestler is also a longtime rugby fan and generous champion of Play Rugby USA. He's a larger than life entertainer and we invite you to join us on May 17th as he guides us through an electrifying program celebrating American Rugby and honoring Mike Tolkin.

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-- 02/05/2016 14:37
Tickets available now! VIP guests will enjoy an exclusive reception with our honoree, Mike Tolkin, and a panel of current and former US Eagles players and coaches including Xavier alumni and USA Eagle Mike Petri. Join us in honoring Mike for his lifetime contribution to the sport and community we love! bit.ly/rugbygala All tickets include a generous open bar, superior networking with NYC's rugby community, award winning cuisine from Abigail Kirsch, and exciting live and silent auction offerings. VIP spaces are limited. Reserve yours today!

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-- 19/04/2016 17:56
Don't miss Mike Petri, the hardest working man in Rugby, at our Spring Gala on Tuesday May 17th! Find out what other special guests will be joining Mike as we honor Former USA National Team Head Coach Mike Tolkin for his lifetime contribution to Rugby. Ticket / Info / Sponsorship : bit.ly/prusagala

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-- 14/04/2016 19:25
The award-winning cuisine and legendary service of Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships has garnered well-deserved attention in the Tri State area, and we're thrilled to bring their creative and delicious offerings to guests at our 2016 Gala on Tuesday May 17th! Reserve tickets at bit.ly/prusagala

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-- 08/04/2016 13:55
We're deeply honored to present Mike Tolkin with an award for his lifetime contribution to Rugby and his support of Play Rugby USA! Please join us on May 17th to celebrate Mike and to support Play Rugby USA's youth programming. General Admission ticket sales open May 1st. VIP and sponsorship opportunities available now at bit.ly/PRUSAGALA Contact mallory.woods@playrugbyusa.com for more information.
Sarah Alice Sall
-- 08/04/2016 13:55
I would love to attend. Can you change the date so we won't be at the London 7's??!
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