Community Outreach

Burlington Rugby would be nothing without the community. It’s because of this that BRFC regularly partners with community organizations to help build a brighter future.

Would your organization benefit from Burlington Rugby community outreach? Click here to contact us.

Penguin Plunge

Special Olympics Vermont spreads smiles and supports athletic competition for many Vermonters with intellectual disabilities. Burlington Rugby has been fortunate enough to partner with them for several years, and in 2016 alone BRFC raised over $15,000 in donations.

A few highlights of this annual event:

  • 2015 Penguin Plunge Champions: had the most participants of all non-student groups.
  • Largest Group 9 years in a row.
  • $150,000 has been raised by our club to benefit Special Olympics Vermont since 2003.

Click here to visit the Burlington Penguin Plunge website.

Penguin Plunge 2013 Video

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity Restore

Every year the entire Men’s and Women’s sides donate practice time to Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity to help unpack and organize materials in their Williston store. In 2015 Burlington Rugby emptied 12 full trailer loads of reclaimed material. This reclaimed material will go on to be resold, where profits go directly to Habitat for Humanity. This helps create sustainable local jobs, reduces waste, and engages the community.

Burlington Rugby is proud to continue their partnership with Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity.

Click here to visit the Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity

Other Community Outreach

Toys for Kids – The club has donated thousands of dollars in cash and gifts in our 19 years of support.

Supporting other organizations including:

  • St Baldrick’s Day
  • Camp Ka-Tum-Ka
  • Pride Vermont
  • SD Ireland Cancer Research Fund
  • Women’s Rape Crisis Center
  • American Cancer Society