Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Monday, 23 January 2012 20:15    PDF Print Write e-mail
Tenacity Gets Presidential Signature
Off The Field - US Rugby Foundation News

Bid on this later in February.The United States Rugby Football Foundation is auctioning another autographed rugby jersey.

This one, however, is a little different.

USRFF Executive Director Brian Vizard met with former United States President Bill Clinton, who played rugby at Oxford University, and got him to sign a USA jersey.

It wasn't easy for Vizard, who had to persevere through plenty of security at a golf event in Palm Springs, Calif., but the former Eagle captain got to the tryline eventually. 

Vizard had to stuff the jersey down his pants to get through the event bag-check, and almost missed his chance when the former President shook hands with well-wishers across the entry-way from him.

But somehow Vizard managed to get Mr. Clinton's attention just before he teed off, and the signed jersey will go on auction later in February to raise funds for the USRFF Ball 4 All program.