Washington, DC – Sheehy Auto Stores, DC Old Glory, and Young Glory have announced their partnership and sponsorship of the 5th annual HBCU Rugby Classic and Music Festival, set to take place at Howard University in Washington, DC on March 31 – April 2, 2023. The event will be hosted by Howard University Rugby.
The HBCU Rugby Classic and Music Festival is a premier event that brings together historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) from across the country to compete in a showcase of top-level rugby talent, while also featuring live music, food vendors, and more.
“We are thrilled to have the support of these esteemed organizations,” said HBCU Rugby Classic and Music Festival founder and director, Gift Egbelu. “Their commitment to rugby and the local community aligns perfectly with our mission to promote rugby and provide opportunities for young athletes to compete at the highest level.”
Young Glory and Old Glory DC have been significant in the development of Howard University Rugby program since its inception.
“Young Glory is proud to support the HBCU Rugby Classic and our partnership with Howard University’s Herd Rugby,” said the Director of Young Glory, Tim Brown. “We are dedicated to promoting the growth of rugby in the Washington D.C. area and providing opportunities for young athletes to excel. It is great to have one of our main sponsors, Sheehy Auto Stores join us in getting behind HBCU rugby. cannot wait to see everyone at the event.”
Tickets for the HBCU Rugby Classic and Music Festival are available now at www.HBCURugbyClassic.com and starting at just $10.
Sheehy Auto Stores are a family-owned car dealership established in 1966, has grown to become the 32nd-largest dealer group in the nation. With 32 dealerships across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C., Sheehy Auto Stores has achieved over $1.6 billion in sales annually, selling 25,000 new and 20,000 used vehicles per year. They have received numerous awards for their exceptional customer service and are dedicated to giving back to their local community through various organizations.
Old Glory DC is a professional rugby team based in the Washington metropolitan area, competing in the Major League Rugby (MLR), representing North America’s highest level of rugby competition. The team was founded in 2018 by Chris Dunlavey and Paul Sheehy, and in 2019, the Scottish Rugby Union joined the partnership. The team and league have continued to prove that fans are falling in love with rugby.
The Greater Washington Rugby Foundation, also known as Young Glory, is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes the growth of rugby in the Washington D.C. area through community efforts. The organization is the official pathway of Old Glory DC and focuses on developing U19 and U23 Academy teams, coaching, and referee development.
Sheehy Auto Stores, DC Old Glory, and Young Glory encourage the community to come out and support the HBCU Rugby Classic and the talented young athletes competing.
For more information, please visit www.HBCURugbyClassic.com