Chicago Lions Rugby could not function without valuable financial support from sponsors and individuals.


AthletiCoIn 1991, AthletiCo president and founder, Mark Kaufman, opened the first AthletiCo center in Chicago.

As a licensed physical therapist and certified athletic trainer, Mark opened the first center with one employee and provided services to two affiliations, Francis W. Parker High School and Chicago Lions Rugby Football Club.

AthletiCo Physical Therapy recently celebrated its 20th year serving Illinois, Wisconsin, and Northwest Indiana. Visit their website for more details »

Magner’s Irish Cider

The classic Irish cider made from 17 varieties of apple in the heart of Clonmel, Ireland.

Magners Irish Cider

The OakMark Funds

The Oakmark FundsThe Oakmark Funds are a family of mutual funds run by Harris & Associates, an investment advisor, based in Chicago.

David Herro is one of their primary fund managers and has given generously to the Lions over the past few years. In July 2008, the Lions presented him with a framed Lions jersey to honor his support of the club.

Visit the Oakmark Funds website where you can find out more about mutual fund investment.

Old Boy Donations

Many Lions Old Boys have given generously to the Chicago Lions Rugby Football Club over the years. We would like to mention and thank them here (in alphabetical order).

  • Bob Bloomfield (TESAB)
  • Bob Macarthur (Penton)
  • Vinnie Lapiana (Dano Auto Body)
  • Mike Palmer (Palmer Canning Systems)
  • Jeff Simon (RBC)
  • Dick Smith (RW Smith)
  • More to be added…