Sunday, Nov. 22, was a beautiful, chilly and unusually busy day in Great Falls, as Great Falls Rugby hosted its second annual tournament to benefit MedStar National Rehabilitation Center's spinal cord injury programs. Approximately 20 teams from all over the metro-D.C. area participated in the day-long event raising funds for important research playing rugby on three fields at the same time.
Great Falls Rugby is sponsoring this annual event for children aged 5-18 and is grateful to the Great Falls community for their support of the event. Representatives of Katie's Coffee House and the Sci-Math School of Great Falls braved the cold to help keep the children and parents warm with hot chocolate, coffee and treats. And Ayoba-Yo (South African style sausage and treats), Kiwi Pies and ASPIRE Beverages also provided food and drink with part of the proceeds going to the cause. Some of MedStar's therapists and wheelchair rugby players also participated in the event. Rugby Virginia's high school team won the varsity bracket and Gonzaga College High School won the U-17 pool. Great Falls Rugby is inviting prospective players to register for the spring and summer seasons.