Carrs Foods has become a main sponsor of Manchester Rugby Club’s Mini & Junior section.Manchester-based Carrs will be sponsoring the Mini & Junior section – which teaches children from aged five and up – for three years. It will help to fund kit, equipment, training and match facilities for games.The sponsorship forms part of Carrs Foods’ wider community work in the North West that includes a partnership with Forever Manchester – a charity that funds and supports thousands of community projects across Greater Manchester.The business also works with local charities Recycling Lives and Wythenshawe Food Bank, as well as on local educational partnerships with schools and colleges.“As a business that was born and continues to be based in the North West, it’s really important to us to work with and support our local community,” said Carrs Foods managing director Jeremy Gilboy.“[The] Manchester Rugby Club Mini & Junior section does fantastic work with children locally, to enable them to have fun while they play and learn both rugby and some vital life skills and we’re delighted to be able to support this.”Tim Holmes, chairman of Manchester Rugby Club Mini & Junior, added: “Carrs Foods’ sponsorship and long-term support of mini and junior rugby will enable us to develop more coaches, buy more kit and improve the experience we give to over 200 junior players at Manchester Rugby Club.”
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » I’m a past chapter president for a well-known international women’s organization, The Links, Incorporated. Before I took office, I had a vision to ensure that we were a diverse group of women comprised of a vast range of talents, exposures and life experiences who were prepared to serve youth, the arts and good causes.Thinking of this mathematically, you could say that as a result of diversifying the “numerators,” representing different talents, backgrounds, gender and races on the team, we were able to synergize our talents to work toward the same common denominator—the organization’s mission.When I think about diversity, I think about how important it is to first know what diversity really means. Diversity is everything that makes us who we are as individuals. According to the National Credit Union Administration, diversity includes racial background, skin color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religion, language, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, family structure, geographic differences, diversity of thought and life experiences.Here are four ways to promote diversity in your numerator, so your team can more effectively work toward your credit union’s common denominator:
Seventy down, 18 and 44 to go.The Wisconsin men’s tennis team is on the hunt for more top-ranked opponents as it travels this weekend to face No. 18 Michigan, followed by No. 44 Michigan State. This will be the Badgers’ first conference road trip.Wisconsin is coming off of a solid weekend after a successful match against Northwestern. This first conference win of the season was especially eventful considering the No. 70 Wildcats are nationally ranked.Wisconsin has not yet faced either Michigan team in a conference match this year. However, the Badgers encountered both the Wolverines and the Spartans at the ITA Midwest Regional in October. Marek Michalicka, the overall No. 2 seed, dominated Michigan’s Justin Rossi (6-3, 6-2) and then took down Michigan State’s Denis Bogatov (6-4, 6-4).Not all Badgers were successful though. Michigan State’s John Stratton defeated Wisconsin freshman Alex Robles (6-1, 2-6, 6-2). The doubles duo of Robles and redshirt freshman Alex Teppert also struggled against the Spartans, losing to Bogatov and Ron Hulewicz.The Badgers have had a glimpse of both Michigan teams, but have not faced the full roster for either. Michigan sophomore Evan King will be appearing against the Badgers for the first time this year. However, what he brings to the court will be no surprise. King was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year last season and he has lived up to his reputation so far this year. He has built a 12-match win streak and is 14-1 in dual matches, all at No. 1 singles. In the ITA singles ranking, King ranks No. 21. King also appears with senior Jason Jung in doubles. The pair is 10-8 this season.Michalicka will have his hands full with King this weekend. Having been named Big Ten Freshman of the Year after his first collegiate season just as King was, Michalicka is familiar with the caliber of player it takes to earn such a high honor. Although King is the anticipated No.1 singles player, it was Jung who was victorious against Michalicka last season. Michalicka had been undefeated until the meeting with Jung when he lost 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. The Wolverines would go on to win the dual 4-3 when Wisconsin’s Billy Bertha fell to Chris Madden in a very close third set.Michalicka had better luck against Michigan State’s No. 1 player Hulewicz last season. To open the dual, Michalicka paired with Mortiz Baumann to defeat the Spartans Austin Brooks and John Stratton. Hulewicz did not play in a doubles match prior to facing Michalicka, however, his fresh legs were no match for the No. 21-ranked Wisconsin powerhouse. Aside from the strong Wolverine pair of Jung and King, Wisconsin’s duos hope to redeem themselves against Bogatov and Hulewicz. Against Northwestern this past weekend the doubles teams lost all three matches to the Wildcats. Each match was close, but not one of the pairs could pull out a win, putting all the pressure on the singles players. For UW, senior captain Michalicka won a hard fought 4-3 match.Wisconsin’s singles lineup has recently been almost swept by the University of California, Irvine. Wisconsin’s Fredrik Ask was the only player to have success in singles during the dual match.