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Samoa Rugby Union Receives $350,000 In Pledges From Radiothon

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 10 / 17

More than $350,000 was pledged to the Samoan national rugby team and the Samoa Rugby Union "during a Radiothon," which ended Tuesday, according to Ulimasao Fata of the SAMOA OBSERVER. The fundraiser held at the Samoa Tourism Authority Fale and screened live on TV1 followed the public declaration by ...

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