Great Falls Great Falls Village is once again going to be a busy place on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. On Nov. 19, Great Falls Youth Rugby is hosting its fourth annual tournament to benefit the spinal cord injury research and recovery programs at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. The President of Great Falls Rugby is himself a spinal cord injury survivor.
Great Falls Rugby is hosting a 7-a-side tournament for all age groups U7 through high school. A number of top D.C., Maryland and Virginia youth, middle school and high school teams are registered. Games begin at 9 a.m. and run all day, with middle school and high school tackle teams playing at both Leo Santabella Park and the Grange. Youth, “tag” rugby matches will be played behind the post-office.
Great Falls Youth Rugby is grateful for the continued support of the community, including sponsors Cuisine Solutions, Indigo IT, Ayoba-Yo foods and Kiwi pies. A portion of the proceeds from all participating teams and vendors will be donated to MedStar’s Adaptive Sports Programs.
Great Falls Rugby, founded in 2011, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has seen registrations surge since the sport’s appearance in the 2016 summer Olympics. Registration and playing opportunities exist year round and the Eagles are always looking for opportunities to promote the club throughout the Herndon, Great Falls, Reston, McLean and Sterling areas. For more information visit www.greatfallsrugby.com or email Gary Coetzee at email@example.com.