Kelly's Fundraising Page
Thanks for visiting my fundraising page! I have been playing rugby for 11 years now and have been honored to wear the jersey of different clubs (The Humberview S.S., Toronto Nomads R.F.C., Velox, TRU, University of Western Ontario and Ontario) and the highest honor of wearing the Canadian jersey as part of the Canadian 15s team and the Canadian 7s team. I have had the amazing opportunity to travel all over the world with rugby, including participating in the 2009 7s World Cup in Dubai and the 2010 15s World Cup in England.
The next event that I will be taking part in with Canada's 15s team is Nation's Cup. This is a four team tournament taking place Aug 2-13 in Oakville, Ontario. England, USA, and South Africa will be our competition. It is tournaments like this one that are vital to our continued development as players and as a team as they expose us to rugby from all corners of the world.
Unfortunately with the rising costs of playing for Canada, I need to ask for your help in order to keep doing what I love. While I have survived on various and generous donations from various clubs, provincial unions, family and many other individuals and organizations, it is difficult to keep going back to ask for their financial support. The current model for funding the Women’s Fifteen-a-side Rugby Program in Canada is a “Pay to Play” model. It is not uncommon for my teammates and I to pay upwards of $6,000 per year to cover the costs of travel, equipment, training, clothing etc. .Any support is greatly appreciated and will go a long way in helping offset the costs for Nations Cup which is $3000.
Donations made on this website will go directly to offset my costs and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation. Thanks again!!