The Patuxent River Rugby Football Club was established in 1990, with the goal to promote the sport of rugby, and provide a fun and safe field of competition for athletes of all skill levels. Our Youth Rugby program (co-ed, touch Rugby) experienced a 5-fold increase in participation in its' 5-year existence. We also give back to the community through our participation with various charitable organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Pets for Vets, Red Cross and other local non-profit organizations.
PAX now has a YouTube page! On it, you'll find the matches we've recorded, as well as any videos recorded by our friends and club members. Feel free to share any videos you have! Visit www.youtube.com/paxrugby.
Putts For Pups Event Sponsored By Pax Rugby Raised $1,250
by AF Bob (editing only) posted 07/13/2012
Pax River Rugby sponsored a fundraiser on June 9th, however, we weren’t raising money for our own organization - instead, all profits went to the DC Chapter of Pets for Vets (serving Maryland, Virginia and the District).
Brittany Sovine, DC Chapter Director for Pets for Vets, said the organization rescues shelter dogs and trains them specifically for a returning war veteran who suffers physical/emotional injuries related to military service. The money helps the organization train the dogs and provides the new owner with everything they need to start taking care of their new pet.
Pax River Rugby is always searching for other non-profit organizations that they can help. In the past five years, Pax Rugby raised over $8,000 for other organizations such as the American Red Cross and The Wounded Warrior Foundation. Raising money for Pets for Vets was a natural fit. At the end of the day, besides the smiles and appreciative tail-wags from those in attendance, Pax Rugby was able to donate $1,250 to this great cause!
To honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), several members of the Pax River Rugby Club participated in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at St. Mary's College of Maryland (SMCM). The event, co-sponsored by Walden Behavioral Health, Pax River Women' Rugby, and SMCM, was held to raise awareness about sexual violence in our community. The team walked a mile in high heel shoes in a symbolic effort to show support for survivors of sexual violence.