Our NMHU Vatos need your support!

vatosDear Highlands Alumni and Friends,

As you may know, the NMHU Vatos rugby team is highly competitive year in and year out in national rugby tournaments, winning back-to-back National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) national championship titles in 2015 and 2016.  This year, the Vatos are preparing once again to begin competition for the national title beginning in March at the Cowboy Cup playoffs at Regis University in Denver.

Because Rugby is a club sport rather than an NCAA sport at Highlands, our Vatos must fundraise for their own equipment, travel, uniforms, and other expenses, and do not receive athletic scholarships.  Several of our former Vatos players have gone on to play professionally, and the team boasts a high graduation rate and collective GPA.  But, these talented student-athletes playing for the love of their sport need your help to bring another national championship back to Highlands!

Please consider making a gift today to support the Vatos, and, if you can, please cheer them on at one of their playoff games (schedule and locations attached).

For more information, please email Stephanie Santillanes at ssantillanes@nmhu.edu

Join our winning team and support the NMHU Vatos today!

Donations can be sent to:

NMHU Foundation
Attn: Vatos
Kennedy Alumni Hall
Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Gifts can also be made online by clicking the button below. Please indicate that the gift is for the Vatos in the ‘Designation’ field. Please consider making your gift by May 31st.