Rugby players can take a lot of abuse on the field but when New London County Men's Rugby Club plays on October 26, it will be to prevent abuse off the field.
The club is holding a charity game against Seacoast Rugby Club to benefit Safe Futures, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to preventing domestic abuse and helping those who are victimized by it.
"Every year NLC Rugby puts on a charity match during our season. The previous charities/organizations we’ve represented during these matches consist of Wounded Worriers, The Special Olympics, “Save the Ta Tas” (breast cancer awareness)," writes New London County Rugby Team member Nathaniel Stewart of Montville in an email to Patch. "This year we decided as a club to focus on more charities/organizations local to our area. We thought “Safe Futures” was an excellent organization to choose due to their efforts to try and impact as many women’s lives as possible."
The rugby match will be held at 1 p.m. at Clark Lane Middle School in Waterford. Admission is a $5 donation, and there will be t-shirts for sale along with concession stands selling refreshments. All proceeds will go to Safe Futures.
If you've never seen a rugby match before, this would be a great time to go. These matches are always great fun to watch!