Our Causes

As a non-profit in the Philadelphia Area, it is a goal of Philadelphia Women's Rugby to serve the community and give back in a variety of ways. We have a particular interest in supporting local causes that help girls and women take part in sports that encourage growth in leadership and self confidence. We also pair with organizations which respond to issues personally affecting members of our club as a way to support our teammates off the field as much as we support them on the field. If there is a way we can partner with your cause or organization, please reach out to community@pwrfc.org.

Current Causes and Upcoming Events

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Community Walk

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On October 6th 2019, PWRFC will join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Please donate to our Out of Darkness Walk Team or contact community@pwrfc.org if you would like to join!

Previous Causes/Events


Delaware county coalition for prison reform

Delco CPR is an informal coalition made up of individuals and representatives from many social justice groups across the County. They aim to follow the leadership and guidance of people formerly incarcerated and to build power and relationships among members.

PWRFC held a brunch at Tavern on Broad to collect gently used and new bras and paperback books for individuals residing at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility. 


Philly girls in motion

Philly Girls in Motion delivers fitness and athletics programs for girls through the City of Philadelphia’s schools and community centers. The goal is to get girls moving, and to teach them about healthy nutrition, exercise and positive body image.

PWRFC has provided multiple weekly clinics through PGiM to expose the game of rugby to young girls in Philadelphia.



Philabundance is the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, acquiring, rescuing and distributing food to 90,000 people weekly in 9 counties in PA and NJ. 

PWRFC asks that all registrants for the Annual Collegiate Clinic bring a non-perishable item to donate to Philabundance.


american cancer society 

The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until they do, they'll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.

While wearing pink socks, PWRFC collects for the ACS during October at a home game each fall.


athlete ally

Athlete Ally believes that everyone should have equal access, opportunity, and experience in sports — regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Their mission is to end the rampant homophobia and transphobia in sport and to activate the athletic community to exercise their leadership to champion LGBTQ equality.


boys & girls clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia will become one of the premier Boys & Girls Club organizations in the country, solidifying its position as the leading youth guidance and development agency in the community through quality staffing, facilities, and programs supported by financial stability and clearly defined standards.

PWRFC has volunteered at youth rugby sessions with B&G Clubs, NE Frankford Unit.