During the fall 2015 semester, the Lyndon State College Rugby team volunteered at several community events.
On October 25, the rugby team participated in the Hunger Bowl, a local charity flag football tournament held at the Lyndon Town School. They helped raise over $3,000 and 550 pounds of food which was donated to the NECKA Food Shelves.
A week later, team members participated in the Lyndon Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Halloween Event. The team dressed up in costumes and handed out candy at the “Safe Halloween for Kids” event at Bandstand Park. In addition, team members exposed local children to the sport of rugby by teaching safe tackling techniques.
Later in the semester, the team rallied to support the Twilight Players performance at the Alexander Twilight Theatre on the Lyndon State College campus. They helped setup and break down the stage, and also enjoyed the show!
Impressed with the team at the Halloween event, the Lyndon Area Chamber of Commerce recruited the Rugby Team for assistance with a Santa Meet and Greet. LSC rugby players facilitated Christmas games and sugar cookie decorating for local children at the event.
Continuing the holiday spirit, Rugby club President Pete Foley led an effort to make a Christmas wish come true. A 5 year-old girl from New York, Safyre, lost her immediate family in a house fire and suffered severe and traumatic burns in the incident. She posted that all she wanted for Christmas is for people to send her Christmas cards, so the Rugby team did just that. They made a giant card and each member of the team signed it for Safyre.
The Rugby Team is anxious to kick-off spring semester on the pitch, and continue volunteering in the local community.