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Chris Munn Rugby Weekend

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Save The Date: The Chris Munn '81 Rugby Weekend is currently scheduled for April 9-10, 2022. There will be a dinner on Saturday, April 9 with a 7's tournament the following day on Sunday, April 10. Registration will open for dinner by March 1. Read more about where the Munn Scholarship recipients are today here.

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The Chris Munn '81 Rugby Scholarship has been awarded to Norwich Rugby's top student-athletes! All of these young men and women have had the privilege to connect with Chris and learn more about what makes this scholarship so special.

2021 Chris Munn '81 Scholarship Donor Wall:  $7,725 Total - 34 Gifts

Terry & Kathleen Barrett ** Mark Bartniski P'22 ** Rachel Munn Batkins ** Michael Bisacre '80 ** Ed Burkhart '81 ** Jeffrey Cairns '80 ** Russell Chisholm '82 ** Mike Crowley '81 ** Joey Mac Dizon '11 ** Dennis Downey '81 ** Randy & Terry Gaetz '75 ** Ian Greene '88 ** Eric Hanson '81 ** Bob Higgins '82 ** Steven Ingram ** James Jabaut ** Mark & Kay Lang '78 ** John Manning '81 ** Karin McGrath ** Jim Merriman '86 ** Neil Moody '81 ** Adam Munn '88 ** Elise Munn ** Tammy Munn ** Greg Norton '91 ** Mark Oslebo '79 ** John Perry '81 ** Bob Pricone '81 ** Mitchell & Patricia Rambin P'17 & P'21 ** Joan Shalikashvili ** Joe Sweeney '81 ** Gary Viera '85 & P'17 ** Eric Wohltjen '81 ** Sarah Wojtaszek **

Chris played both rugby and lacrosse during his 4 years at Norwich (1977–1981) and served as captain of the Rugby Team his senior year. He led a team that excelled on the Dog River Pitch and won matches at the New York, Saranac Lake and Junior Weekend 7's Tournaments. 

Chris continued to play rugby with the various Army teams and club sides in Washington State after he commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. After his distinguished military career, Chris retired from the Army as a Colonel. He then served as the Chief of Staff for the Mission Support Element at Fort Drum, New York. 

In 2013, Chris was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) – a progressive, neurodegenerative muscular disease that is incurable. Chris passed on January 26, 2020, but dedicated his life and fight to raising awareness of the disease.  

All proceeds from the tournament, auction, and dinner will go to support the Chris Munn '81 Rugby Scholarship and Norwich Scrum Alums. The scholarship was awarded the past five years to ten Norwich rugby student-athletes and will continue to support the program into the future.