20 September 2017 - The Honor Cup is very proud to support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), a National charity that honors and remembers America's fallen fire heroes, provides resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives, and works within the fire service community to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries.
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.
8 August 2017 - The Honor Cup is incredibly proud to support the Semper Fi Fund, a National charity that provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families. These services ensure necessary resources are available during recovery and transition back to communities.
The Semper Fi Fund provides financial, emotional, and tiered support for our injured/ill service members and their families through the following programs: family support, adaptive housing, adaptive transportation, specialized equipment, education and career transitioning, sports programs, and more. Since establishing the Semper Fi Fund in 2004, they have issued 142,000 grants, totaling more than $153 million in assistance to over 19,000 of our heroes and their families.
20 July 2017 - The Honor Cup is incredibly proud to support Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), a National charity established in 1984. The mission of C.O.P.S. is rebuilding shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths, through partnerships with law enforcement and the community.
C.O.P.S. programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors' Conference held each May during National Police Week, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, "C.O.P.S. Kids" counseling reimbursement program, the "C.O.P.S. Kids" Summer Camp, "C.O.P.S. Teens" Outward Bound experience for young adults, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, extended family, and co-workers, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.
8 July 2017 - The Honor Cup is proud to expand the strong tradition established by John Tinsley and the Liberty Cup. What began in 2007 in an initial match between NYPD and Fort Bragg ultimately evolved into a tournament focused on honoring the sacrifice and service both during and after the events of 09/11/2001. Expanding each year in size and geography, the Liberty Cup was proud to host the Metropolitan Police RFC in 2014 and the British Army Women's Rugby Club in 2016, making it a global event.
With the torch passed, the Honor Cup intends to expand the mission, scope and recognition of the event by hosting the premier service rugby tournament in the world....