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Chicago to Host 'Rugby on the Rise'

1 Nov, 2016


Rugby, an already well-established international sport, is growing. From the attendance record-setting match between the New Zealand All Blacks and USA Rugby Eagles at Soldier Field in 2014, to its re-introduction to the Olympics this year, rugby is experiencing a surge in recognition and participation. A hotbed for the fastest growing sport in the US, Chicago is a city providing opportunity to contribute to rugby's rise - through youth initiatives, increased sponsor engagement, and access to a passionate sports fan base.

Join us November 3rd for a discussion on the rise of rugby, and how Chicago and the sport can capitalize on the upcoming Rugby Weekend to continue growing the game's popularity in the US and abroad.

Information is available here.

Special Guest Panelists:
Philip Browne, Chief Executive Officer, Irish Rugby Football Union
Daniel Glantz, Global Head of Sponsorship, AIG
Dan Payne, Chief Executive Officer, USA Rugby
Steve Tew, Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Rugby Union

Moderator:
Dave Eanet, Sports Director, WGN Radio

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 10:00am

Registration begins and buffet opens at 8:00am

Location:
Chicago Cultural Center (Preston Bradley Hall - 3rd Floor)
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
(Enter on Washington)

Tickets:
Individual tickets for $60/person
Table of 10 available for $550

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