Inaugural HBCU Rugby Classic to be held in Louisiana


Baton Rouge, LA – February 14, 2018 – GiftTime Productions, LLC will be organizing the inaugural HBCU Rugby Classic, taking place on May 5, 2018 in Baton Rouge, LA. The HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Rugby Classic is an invitational rugby tournament that will feature men’s rugby teams from Prairie View A&M, Morehouse College, and Florida A&M.

Morehouse College Men’s Rugby

“This event will accomplish two major goals. The first goal is to increase exposure of rugby in the United States, and to the HBCU community particularly. The rugby community is known to be one of the most inclusive in sports. The participation that is had, on and off the field, is a unique experience. The second goal is to open a new cultural community to the sport. Not just as participants on the field, but in global opportunities off the field. Rugby is a sport that is prime for new ideas and plenty of roles to fill by men and women in communities with African-American and other people of color. An event like this allows us to emphasize the American cultural identity with rugby in the USA,” said CEO of GiftTime Productions, Gift Egbelu.

Prairie View A&M Men’s Rugby

The HBCU Rugby Classic looks to provide an experience that intertwines rugby tradition with HBCU culture that will welcome and excite all spectators, new and old. Rugby is one of the largest team sports, and second most popular team contact sport in the world. Played by both men and women of all ages, rugby has been developing a larger profile with communities over the last couple of decades.

Florida A&M Men’s Rugby

If it is too difficult to show up for this epic event, the HBCU Rugby Classic will be broadcast live through the digital rugby channel, Gift-Time Rugby Network.

More information can be found at Facebook.com/HBCURugbyClassic

Sponsorship and advertisement opportunities are available.
About GiftTime Productions, LLC:

GiftTime Productions, LLC is a full service media production, digital marketing, and event management company. GiftTime Productions offers clients the opportunity to create, produce, edit, and distribute digital media on multiple sources. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA, GiftTime Productions also provides the ability to produce promotional videos, receive public relations campaign, live stream broadcast and film events for any clients.

About Gift-Time Rugby Network:

Gift-Time Rugby Network is a digital rugby entertainment and news site that focuses on spotlighting rugby players and events through live sporting broadcasts, sports talk shows, podcasts, spotlight articles and other original programming, in the United States.

Media Contact:

Gift Egbelu
CEO, GiftTime Productions




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