doTERRA Sponsors Tiger Rugby Academy

On Shanghai Tour


doTERRA® sponsored the Tiger Rugby Olympic Development Academy for their most recent tour to China for the Shanghai 7’s Tournament, in October 2013. doTERRA was displayed proudly on Tiger Rugby apparel worn by the players during the tournament. This sponsorship opportunity was originally presented to doTERRA by Paul Holmes, Director of the Tiger Rugby Academy and Presidential Diamond Wellness Advocate. The team played well throughout the tournament, but ultimately lost to the Australian team in the championship cup final.

Tiger Rugby is a collective of players in the United States, most of whom have played or will play international rugby at some point in their career. Since their inception almost seven years ago, Tiger Rugby has routinely sent its squads to tournaments around the globe to bring the universal language of rugby to the masses.

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Creating Impact On The Go

While in China, Tiger Rugby teamed up with a local organization called SportForAll to provide service to a local school. They were warned that the kids would probably be very stand-offish with the foreigners, but the players had a completely opposite experience. They received a tour of the school, including the classrooms, and learned what the average school day looked like for the kids. They organized some games with SportForAll to play with the children. The players, teachers, and students loved the interaction. James Walker, a director of Tiger Rugby, said, “As coaches and players, we have to remind ourselves constantly how fortunate we are, and there is no better way to do that than to give back directly to those less fortunate. Every tour we do, we strive to leave our host country with the best possible impression of our players, but more importantly, we strive to leave our players with indelible memories and life lessons that they can carry with them as they move on to bigger things.” Since their first tour in South Africa in 2007, the club has organized at least one charitable event on each of their trips.

doTERRA wishes the best to the Tiger Rugby Olympic Development Academy. Check out the pictures of the Tiger Rugby Team from their Shanghai Tour.

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