[Dear Friends, Enclosed is our report on the 1981 Springbok rugby campaign.]

ACCESS REPORT ON 1981 SPRINGBOK RUGBY TOUR
by Richard E. Lapchick, American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society
New York City, New York, United States
October 27, 1981
Publisher: American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society
11 pages
Cover letter and report on the 1981 Springbok rugby campaign. The cover letter thanks people for the great work they did during the past few months. The cover letter says the campaign was especially important when put in the context of the increasing drift of the Reagan Administration toward a posture of embracing South Africa as a full ally. The cover letter says there were substantial financial costs involved in the campaign and appeals for a donation. The cover letter says if you desire a tax-deduction make checks out to ARENA, Inc. or simply make you check out to ACCESS. The report discusses the Eastern Rugby Union, Louis Luyt, and the Springbok tour of New Zealand. The report says of the three games originally scheduled for Chicago, Albany and New York City, on the Albany game was held. The report says rescheduled games in Lake Geneva (Wisconsin), Evansville (Indiana), and Rochester (New York) were also cancelled. The report says the first game was held in secret in Racine (Wisconsin) and that blacks protest in Racine for the next month. The report discusses Stop the Apartheid Rugby Tour (START) activities in a number of cities. Contents of ACCESS REPORT ON 1981 SPRINGBOK RUGBY TOUR: Overview • CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS
Used by permission of Richard Lapchick, founder of the American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections