Promoting sports, education, health and global citizenship
RUFC harnesses the power of the power of sports and the arts to promote education, health, and global citizenship among youth. Through community development programs, RUFC brings kids together to have fun and improve their athletic skills, promote healthy behaviors, and strengthen citizenship. All programs are inspired by respect, benefit, sustainability, and joy.
When was RUFC formed and why?
RUFC was formed in 2014 after Ray Wipfli traveled to Uganda and was inspired by the kids he met and the joy he shared playing soccer with them. He promised to partner with them to create more opportunities to play together. With this goal, Ray launched an initial campaign to host a soccer camp in the community he visited. Over the past five years, RUFC has grown into a robust volunteer organization offering professional athletic training, health education, and medical outreach to youth in Uganda. Learn more about our story HERE!
Who Manages the Club?
RUFC works in partnership with multiple organization working hand-in-hand to deliver top quality programming to youth in Uganda and beyond. Ray's parents, Heather and Ralph Wipfli, helped the organization get off the ground. A Leadership Council was formed in the Fall of 2015 and a formal board was launched in 2019.
How can I get involved or support the organization?
RUFC needs your help! There are many ways to get involved. You can host a fundraiser, start a club at your school, volunteer to help at a RUFC event, and/or travel with RUFC to Uganda. Check out more opportunities HERE.
RUFC is a registered non-profit. It's tax ID code is 46-5381488. All donations are tax deductible.