Community involvement

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Fog Lions youth rugby program

In 2007, Fog Rugby started a youth side for kids from grades 2-5 at the Tenderloin Community School. The school mascot is the lion, so the team became the Fog Lions, with an Okinawan shisa lion logo.

The Fog Lions is an after-school club, hosted by a teacher but coached by Fog volunteers. There are 14 players on the roster, so matches have six or seven players on each team, just right for under-10 flag rugby. The match rules are based on the Play Rugby USA program, which also provides a team charter that emphasizes fair play and respect. The players read the charter before each session.

Rugby traditions are important for the Fog Lions. The members wear their team shirts to school each Friday and they have rugby nicknames and use rugby terminology.

The Fog Lions hope to someday have an opponent to play against, and a middle school program to move on to, but for now they are the only rugby program in San Francisco below high school age.

Fog Rugby at Komen Race for the Cure

The San Francisco Fog participated in the annual Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, September 24, 2006. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is a series of 5K runs/fitness walks held across the United States that raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

The following is a video of members of the San Francisco Fog donning their jerseys and running 5k on an early Sunday morning in the 2006 Komen Race for the Cure held in San Francisco.

Fog Rugby at Run To Remember 9-11

On Sunday, September 11, 2005, the San Francisco Fog Rugby Football Club participated in the inaugural Run to Remember 9-11, a 5-K race to honor those who died during the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001, by celebrating their lives. The event was co-hosted by Team Bingham, a nonprofit organization devoted to honoring the memory of Mark Bingham, player for the San Francisco Fog.