Old Glory DC & The Women’s Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce a partnership based on the two organizations’ common core values of education and community. Representatives from both groups came together on March 26, 2022, in Leesburg, VA, in celebration of International Women’s History Month to honor the winner of the “With Her” Award, Margaret Dessypris Thomas.
During the event, the gift of a silent auction package was jointly announced. This package – the first of its kind in the history of Old Glory — features six Owner’s Box tickets to the Old Glory DC match at Segra Field on Sunday, May 29, 2022, including VIP Food and Drink. In addition, the winner will enjoy access to the team’s luxury VIP section, which are the best tickets Segra Field has to offer, and a private meet & greet with Old Glory DC players and coaches on the pitch post-match.
Paul Sheehy, co-owner of Old Glory DC, commented: “This party package is one of the most fun ways to enjoy rugby in the United States, and we are delighted to support the Women’s Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to students in Northern Virginia pursuing degrees in higher education.”
To participate in this exciting auction, which will remain open to bidding until April 26, Sally Anne Andrew Pyne, Co-President, mentions, “For rugby lovers, this is your chance to be a part of a historic match and support a worthy cause. We look forward to your support.”
All auction proceeds will go towards The Women’s Club of Great Falls scholarship fund.
To bid on the Rugby Package click here. For all other silent auctions, live auction items, tickets, or to become a sponsor, please visit The Women’s Club of Great Falls website at https://www.womensclubgfsf.org/events
About Old Glory DC
Old Glory is the first and only professional rugby team in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Established in 2018, Old Glory DC competes in Major League Rugby (MLR), a North American league that includes teams in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Toronto, Houston, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Austin, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Dallas.
The Old Glory ownership team is led by DC natives and life-long rugby players Paul Sheehy and Chris Dunlavey and includes the Scottish Rugby Union. The organization seeks to grow the sport of rugby in the region through community engagement, by promoting an alternative path for personal development through sport, embracing the unique values of rugby: respect, inclusion, community, integrity, and passion.
Old Glory DC’s mission is to develop an elite Major League Rugby organization that excels both on the pitch and in the community. We are driven to grow a rich rugby pathway, from youth to professional level and we strive to become a beacon to all rugby players and supporters in the Mid-Atlantic. For more, please visit www.oldglorydc.com
About the Women’s Club of Great Falls Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 under the umbrella of the organization then known as the Great Falls Woman’s Club. In 2011, when the Great Falls Woman’s Club merged with the Great Falls Newcomers, the Fund was officially incorporated as a 501c3 and became a non-profit with a seven-person board of directors.
The Fund’s directive is to award scholarships to deserving students who are residents of Northern Virginia and attending George Mason University or Northern Virginia Community College’s ADVANCE Program. They must demonstrate a financial need and be in good academic standing.
The Scholarship Fund has held two long-standing endowments at George Mason University. In conjunction with our 2021 Spring Tea Annual Fundraiser, we raised enough money in memory of Holly Ann Kuga to establish a third endowment in her name. Kuga was a long-time member of the Women’s Club of Great Falls and a beloved friend and supporter of the Fund who passed away in December 2020. Our endowments in the entirety ensure the perpetuity of our organization and will continue to leave a lasting, permanent legacy for the years ahead.
In addition to granting scholarships generated from our endowments, we grant individual scholarships from money raised through our annual fundraisers. To learn more about our Scholarship Fund, please visit: www.womensclubgfsf.org.