Category Archive: Service Work

UMRFC’s Fall Service Work

The University of Michigan Rugby Football Club continued it’s tradition of community service this past semester which was highlighted by joining the Michigan From the Heart program. This program brings a variety of athletes from around campus together to make visits to Mott’s Children’s Hospital. For about two hours on many Thursday nights Michigan ruggers …

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Michigan Rugby Joins Movember Campaign

Movember Movember is an annual charity competition during which people all over the world grow a mustache to raise money for research into Prostate and Testicular Cancer and to generate awareness of these types of cancer which affect men of all ages across the world. This all began in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 when 30 …

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Michigan Rugby Wins Service Award

Michigan Rugby recently won their second consecutive Club Sports Outstanding Service Award. The club prides itself on service both in the Ann Arbor community and abroad. This year the club volunteered at U of M blood drives, organized team blood giving, assisted a family in need at Christmas, helped clean up the Grand River Creative …

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UMRFC Continues Service Work, Helps with Blood Battle and in Trinidad

UMRFC continued its commitment to excellence in volunteering by working Face-Off Blood Battle on February 14th at the University of Michigan.  Several players donated blood to contribute as well as working the registration for the Blood Battle. After getting the service award last year, UMRFC wanted to continue its tradition of helping out in the …

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UMRFC Tour 2013 – Trinidad and Tobago

  UMRFC is proud to announce our annual spring rugby tour. We’ve got an exciting set of matches set up for the week and the whole team is looking forward to bringing Soiled Meat and Sand to the pitches of Trinidad. The games will start off on Sunday March 3rd with UMRFC’s B side facing …

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Michigan Rugby Puts in 23 Man Lineup for Blood Battle

The UMRFC is assisting U of M in the 31st Blood Battle with Ohio State. To bring some more energy into the giving, 23 players and one coach have been named to our blood giving lineup for Michigan’s final push before Thanksgiving. Michigan is currently winning 1,824 to 1,412. Here’s to a 5th Blood Battle …

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Michigan Rugby Joins in Neighborhood Restoration in Detroit

This last Sunday, a group of Michigan Rugby players traveled to Detroit joining an effort to beautify some of the area surrounding Douglass College Preparatory Academy. Joining up with alumni Michael Olszewski, Jamie Hickey, and Ted Pixley, the ruggers brought out the shovels and brooms to eradicate weeds that had not been maintained for several …

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Rugby at the YMCA

Earlier in the semester, Ann Arbor player and leader Tom Stulberg along with U of M’s Chris Padmos and Chris Hopfner spent the afternoon teaching their favorite sport to kids enrolled in the local YMCA. The Y promotes many summer and after school sport programs and with the work of Tom, rugby has started to …

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Michigan Rugby Helps Big Heart Big House Race

Before their kits had dried from Saturday’s rainy match against Miami (OH), some Michigan players were up early the next morning to volunteer at the Big House Big Heart Race. The special event, whose finish concluded at the 50 yard line of Michigan Stadium, is held several times during the year. Runners of all levels …

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Michigan Rugby at K-Grams

This afternoon, Michigan rugby players helped with the K-Grams Field Day. Encouraged by the club’s recent Service Work award, 10 players showed up to support the K-Grams program. They were able to teach the youngsters some rugby skills and just have a good time with participants of the program. This is the club’s second involvement …

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