St. Louis Crusaders Announce Sponsorship With Just John Nightclub

ST. LOUIS (Oct. 18, 2016) - St. Louis Crusaders are delighted to announce a one-year sponsorship with Just John Nightclub. The sponsorship is a welcome step as the rugby team continues to become more involved with the local LGBT community.

“Picking a home bar became essential to our continued growth,” said Eddie Neuenschwander, President of the Crusaders. “It gives us the opportunity to create a presence in The Grove that will allow people to find us whether its after a practice, after a match, or just hanging out.”

The terms of the sponsorship include priority status for fundraisers, hosting of all team meetings and third halves, and brand new jerseys with Just John’s logo. “This partnership is the beginning of a great relationship between two premier St. Louis LGBT staples,” said Robert Fischer, PR & Marketing for the Crusaders. “There are so many new opportunities that we hope to explore including a big surprise in our spring season that will draw other all-inclusive teams to the area.”

If you are interested in joining the Crusaders, contact Mike MacKillop, Director of Recruiting at or visit for more information about the team and the sport of rugby.


About St. Louis Crusaders:
The St. Louis Crusaders RFC (Rugby Football Club) is a men’s rugby team that welcomes anyone over the age of 18 to participate in the sport regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, height, weight, build, level of fitness, or level of experience. It is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization under Team St. Louis, a member of USA Rugby, and a member of the International Gay Rugby Association & Board (IGR). For more information about the team, please visit 

About Team St. Louis:
Team St. Louis (TSL) is organized to educated the gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, and transgender (GLSBT) public concerning various methods of promoting general health and the benefits of participation in local, national, and international compete sports as a specific means of health promotion. Its values include providing an environment free of discrimination in any form and encouraging athletes to perform at their personal best. Furthermore, TSL seeks to foster a safe environment in which individuals are encouraged to express themselves freely through athletic and culture endeavors.