Mission

armswrapped rugbyThe One World Sevens All-Stars–competing in the Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union as the Willamette Valley Sharks–is a collection of athletes with roots across the globe including Africa, North America, Central America, Micronesia, and Polynesia but proud to call the greater Willamette Area home. Our goal is simple: To dominate the competition, show the world that diversity is power, and #ruckracism.

While the notion of people from diverse backgrounds working towards a greater good is a concept that helped shape our great nation, we believe the time has come to show the world that diversity is a concept with bite… and essential to our common welfare.

“Sport can create hope where there was only despair.  It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers.  It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.”

Nelson Mandela

 

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