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Chris Munn Rugby Weekend

The Chris Munn '81 Rugby Weekend has been moved to a virtual format in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask that you join us from your home on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 4 p.m. to honor Chris' legacy and impact on Norwich rugby.

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Cost: Free to join the Virtual Remembrance.

Auction Items: There will be a live auction during 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 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:  $3,200 Total - 21 Gifts

Terry & Kathleen Barrett ** Rachel Munn Batkins ** Ed Burkhart '81 ** Jeffrey Cairns '80 ** Russell Chisholm '82 ** Joey Mac Dizon '11 ** Dennis Downey '81 ** Randy & Terry Gaetz '75 ** Ian Greene '88 ** Eric Hanson '81 ** James Jabaut ** John Manning '81 ** Karin McGrath ** Jim Merriman '86 ** Elise Munn ** Tammy Munn ** Mark Oslebo '79 ** John Perry '81 ** Bob Pricone '81 ** Eric Wohltjen '81 ** Sarah Wojtaszek **

Background:
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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