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Chris Munn Rugby Weekend

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The Chris Munn '81 Rugby Weekend is back in 2024! We will gather on April 6 & 7, 2024 to celebrate Chris' memory and Norwich Rugby. There will be an informal dinner gathering on Saturday, April 6 at Good Measure Brewing in Northfield with a 7's tournament the following day on Sunday, April 7. There will also be an online auction open through the weekend with all proceeds going to the Munn Scholarship.

Make your gift to the Chris Munn '81 Rugby Scholarship today!

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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. Read more about where the Munn Scholarship recipients are today here.

Event: Chris Munn '81 Rugby Weekend
Saturday, April 6, 2024
Location: Good Measure Brewing
5:00 p.m.
7's Rugby Tournament:
Sunday, April 7, 2024
Sabine Field
9:00 a.m.

Where to stay: Norwich Rugby has a room block at the Comfort Inn & Suites at Maplewood,
213 Paine Turnpike N, Montpelier, VT 05602. Phone reservations at (802) 229-2222. Mention the Chris Munn Tournament to receive the group rate.

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  2. Step 2 Registration
Saturday April 6
6:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Informal dinner on Saturday evening followed by a 7's Rugby Tournament on Sunday. There will be an online auction throughout the weekend to raise money for a scholarship in the name of Chris Munn '81 that was diagnosed with ALS in 2013.
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Chris Munn '81 Rugby Weekend - 2024:
With You Sponsor - Fully Tax Deductible Gift
Scrum Sponsor - Fully Tax Deductible Gift
Flanker Sponsor - Fully Tax Deductible Gift
Centre Sponsor - Fully Tax Deductible Gift
Friend Sponsor - Fully Tax Deductible Gift

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.