MEDSTAR National Rehab Hospital: Fall Rugby Tournament 2015

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This past Sunday 22 November 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-DC area participated in the day-long event raising funds for important research. It was fantastic to see rugby being played on three fields at the same time!

Great Falls Rugby is proud to sponsor this annual event for kids aged 5 - 18 and is extremely 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 kids and parents warm with hot chocolate, coffee and treats.

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. It was great to see some of MedStar's therapists and wheelchair rugby players taking in the day's action.

It was a festive day for all! Congratulations to Rugby Virginia's high school team for winning the "varsity" bracket and to Gonzaga College High School for winning the U-17 pool.

If you missed the tournament this year, we look forward to welcoming you at our 2016 event.

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