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Chris Munn Rugby Weekend

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The Chris Munn '81 Rugby Weekend has been cancelled again in 2021 due to the Norwich campus being closed for the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask that you join us on Saturday, April 17, 2021 to honor Chris' legacy and impact on Norwich rugby.

The Norwich family has helped push the Chris Munn '81 Rugby Scholarship over $140,000!

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

4:00 PM - Chris Munn '81 Rugby Weekend - Virtual call will include a remembrance and a small live auction to help fund the Chris Munn '81 Rugby Scholarship. 
Free to join the Virtual Rememberance.

2021 Chris Munn '81 Giving Challenge:  

Auction Items: Their will be a live auction on Saturday's virtual gathering with several items with ties to Norwich Rugby and Chris. Contact Paul Morgan to learn more or set your max bid and assign a proxy bidder for the event. 
To donate to the scholarship please complete the gift form on this page:
The Chris Munn '81 Rugby Scholarship has been awarded the past five years to some of Norwich Rugby's top student-athletes! All of these young men and women have had the privelege to connect with Chris and learn more about what makes this scholarship so special.

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.

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Saturday April 25
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7's Rugby Tournament followed by a Dinner/Auction to raise money for a scholarship in the name of Chris Munn '81 that was diagnosed with ALS in 2013.
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Event registration summary
Chris Munn '81 Rugby Weekend - 2020:
With You Sponsor - Fully Tax Deductible
Scrum Sponsor - Fully Tax Deductible
Flanker Sponsor - Fully Tax Deductible
Centre Sponsor - Fully Tax Deductible
Friend Sponsor - Fully Tax Deductible