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What I Learned about Life Insurance

By Kristen Thomas | July 17, 2018

As a brand ambassador for Penn Mutual, the company has not only helped me pursue my passion for rugby but has given me support to help plan my financial future. This past year I had a chance to meet with Penn Mutual associates and learn more about life insurance. What I learned about the many different ways life insurance can help you and your family throughout your life was eye opening.

What I Learned from Visiting a Financial Adviser

By Madison Hughes | January 30, 2018

As a professional rugby player my schedule is incredibly busy. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with a Penn Mutual Financial Adviser, and I am better off for having this experience.

Love the Legacy: Reflections on the Life of Significance Award

By Jenna Jones | October 31, 2017

I was honored to be the recipient of Penn Mutual’s Life of Significance award for this year. I had no idea I had even been nominated by my coach until I got the phone call while at rugby practice. I’ve since read the amazing bios of the other nominees, and I’m humbled to have even been nominated.

Rugby Leadership Summit Builds the Next Generation of Leaders

By Jessica Choi | July 11, 2017

After this year’s Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, we held an invitation-only Leadership Summit for a select group of rugby players. Not only does Penn Mutual love rugby, we also want to help build the next generation of leaders.

Reflections on the Growth of Women’s Rugby

By Kristen Thomas | February 21, 2017

I have been thinking a lot recently about my journey in rugby and the overall rise of women’s rugby in the United States. As I reflect upon the last several years, I realize that we women have accomplished a lot. For the first time ever, women’s rugby was in the Olympics, and women’s rugby is now tabbed an NCAA Emerging Varsity Sport. Most importantly, however, thousands of girls are picking up a rugby ball.

My Experience Playing Rugby at the Rio Olympics

By Madison Hughes | December 27, 2016

The growth of collegiate rugby and the return to the Olympics have given us great visibility, but I believe it is the growth of youth rugby in the U.S. that we must focus on, as this will increase the level of play at all levels.

The Rugby Business Network Sees Rapid Growth in the U.S.

By Colm Hannon | July 26, 2016

The Rugby Business Network (RBN) has come a long way in the six years since I started it here in the U.K., and I continue to be amazed by its growth. Recently, we have enjoyed a rapid expansion across the pond, thanks in no small part to the work of our key U.S. partner, Penn Mutual.

The Life of Significance Award, and the Impact We Have on Others

By David Caputo | June 28, 2016

I was very surprised when I was told I was to receive this year’s Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award. When Eileen McDonnell, the Chairman and CEO of Penn Mutual, called me, I was just shocked.

The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Breaks Records

By Penn Mutual | June 14, 2016

I hope you were as excited as I was by the play at this year’s Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship! It was the biggest tournament yet with 88 teams participating.

Rugby Sevens Takes on Las Vegas

By Jeff Leinen | March 15, 2016

Penn Mutual was thrilled to return to Las Vegas during the USA Sevens International Rugby tournament, as well as the Las Vegas Invitational (LVI) tournament earlier in March.