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Chris Munn Rugby Weekend

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The 2020 Chris Munn '81 Rugby Weekend has been cancelled. Despite this decision, we ask that you please consider making a gift to support the Chris Munn '81 Rugby Scholarship. We want to honor Chris' legacy and impact on Norwich rugby.

Norwich Rugby has helped push the Chris Munn '81 Rugby Scholarship over $130,000! Let's keep the momentum going in 2020!

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Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020

10:00 AM - The 7's Tournament on Howard Field and Shapiro Practice Field
5:00 PM - Dinner & Auction Registration Opens in Plumley Armory
Cost: $45 for Dinner/Auction.  Sponsorship gifts do not include dinner tickets. Dinner tickets must be purchased separately. The entire sponsorship amount is a tax deductible gift. You do not have to attend the event to sponsor!

Auction Items: Their will be a live auction following dinner on Saturday night. In the past, we have had impressive packages including exclusively whiskey, Red Sox tickets with on field access, Patriots tickets, and a Charleston, SC getaway! As these packages are finalize, we will post them on this page. You can bid even if you cannot make it to dinner. Contact Paul Morgan to set your max bid and assign a proxy bidder for the event. 
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The Chris Munn '81 Rugby Scholarship has been awarded the past four 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 four years to eight 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