The Kamil Patel - Buffalo Rugby Scholarship

  • Mar 16,2018

Scholarship honors Buffalo native who was a leader for club, community

The Buffalo Rugby Club and the Patel family have established The Kamil Patel - Buffalo Rugby Scholarship which is dedicated to honoring the memory of Kamil Patel. The scholarship was created in the spring of 2018 to assist high school rugby players who plan to continue their education in college while playing rugby. Renewable scholarships of up to $500 are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. Maximum value of the scholarship is $2000.

Kamil was a multi-sport athlete in high school. He started playing rugby with his brother Dannish and friends on the Kenmore East community-based high school team. He went on to play at the University of Buffalo and with the Buffalo Rugby Men’s Club.

Although Kamil was a very good athlete and an exceptional rugby player, it was not those attributes which endeared him to his coaches, teammates, family and friends.
Our hope is the memory of Kamil will be sustained in part by the awarding of this scholarship to students, who follow in his footsteps, loving rugby and taking advantage of the opportunity it provides to bring people together and help them grow.

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