Coordinating and arranging an event of this scale is a significant undertaking as well as an accomplishment to all Thomians and our overall community. We welcome anyone who is interested in assisting with this event to contact either Lalith Theivanyagam or Shanka Manawadu (copied on this email). They are the joint senior organizers for this year’s event. The foundation greatly appreciate your support and more importantly, the Rugby Festival helps raise funds which is committed towards qualifying projects both within the STC family as well as outside which promote the development of education, sports and in particular the underprivileged and special needs kids in Sri Lanka. In 2012, the Foundation committed approximately $20,000 towards projects across five schools including S. Thomas’ Mount Lavinia, S. Thomas’ Bandarawela, S. Thomas’s Prep School Kollupitiya. For details on these projects, please click here.
As a part of the festival, we are also pleased to announce the pre-sale of the Rugby After Party tickets to our fellow Thomians (and their guests). There will be only 200 tickets available and it will be on a first come first serve basis. Tickets are affordably priced at $100 and the entertainment will be provided by Corrine Almeida and the legendary Desmond De Silva. Thomians who require tickets should contact Dr. Vel Sivapalan or Mr. Navin Rajapakse (also cc’d here). The presale to Thomians will end on the 28th of February at which point any remaining tickets will be offered to the public.
The Trustees of the STC NYC Foundation hope that 2013 Rugby Festival will bring together the largest number of Thomians in one location in North America. We hope many of you will be able to join us in this celebration and to the extent possible, support us in organizing and executing a great Thora event in our region.