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Message from NOLA Gold Owner Tim Falcon

July 9, 2018 - Major League Rugby (MLR) - NOLA Gold News Release

NOLA Gold Family,

As the Founder of NOLA Gold, I realize this team cannot exist without you. You and I are co-owners of this great opportunity - to grow the Gold and all rugby in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. Your investments of time at the games, funds through the purchase of tickets and merchandise, and excitement by spreading the NOLA Gold word are invaluable to our Mission. The players realize it is you, the fans, who pay their salaries. The players work hard to give you a great return. Thank you to all of you who were there with us for our inaugural Major League Rugby season.

You can help us grow rugby from youth to vieux garçons (old boys). The Gold are committed to re-investing in our community. We are working with Louisiana Rugby and Laureus for Sport Foundations to build a pilot program in New Orleans that will get more youth playing rugby. We will also use rugby as a means for helping at-risk kids change their lives for the better. Our spokesman, John Goodman, is on board to help.

This program will give these young people a chance to be a part of our great rugby community; a community that cares about them, gives them a shot to be a professional athlete, and the opportunity to go to college. We are working on a partnership with the Louisiana Air National Guard to provide 100% college tuition while playing rugby. This program will also be an additional source of income for our players as they work as mentors and coaches in our youth program.

Be a part of NOLA Gold family and help NOLA Gold remain strong for year two of Major League Rugby. By investing $20 now, you will guarantee your seat for year 2 AND support the entire NOLA Gold mission. We are looking to sell out the stadium this year and are opening up season tickets sales by allowing a $20 deposit to hold your spot. If you decide season tickets are not an option, your $20 will guarantee you one game ticket. This is at $5 off the price at the gate. Your $20 guarantees you a single-game ticket for the 2019 season and gives you first priority on season tickets.

There will be seven home MLR games in 2019 with the season starting the weekend of January 27, 2019. We will be playing in optimal weather for New Orleans. Our staff from GM and head coach to the distinguished field committee are working hard already, learning from year one to improve the Gold and your game day experience. We look forward to working with you to make us all champions!

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