The Nashville Grizzlies RFC is a USA Rugby Division III men's rugby union club. We are a socially and ethnically diverse group of guys ages 19-50 learning a great sport, getting some good exercise and giving back to our community. We welcome new players, gay and straight, experienced, new to rugby or even new to organized sports. Rugby has a position for every build so come out and give rugby a try!
Celebrating our 10th year of Pride, Passion, & Brotherhood
On October 7th, 2006, a sleuth of Grizzlies took to the pitch in North Carolina for our inaugural match against the Charlotte Royals. On October 7th, 2015, we raised our glasses to toast our 9th anniversary...and the start of our 10th year!
In our 9 years, the Grizzlies have seen wins & losses, triumphs & heartbreaks. We've had players come & go (and a few stay around for the long haul!) but we've always held strong to the Pride, Passion, & Brotherhood that defines us. Our motto is "Tecum Fratre" (With You Brother) and we try to live by those words every time we lace up our boots.
Though we're not quite 10 yet, we decided there was no point to holding off on the celebration...any excuse for a celebratory brew!...so we decided to dub this year "Almost X". (Yes, there might be a bit of double entendre there...) We hope you'll join us for Grizzly events throughout the year (especially as we host teams from around the globe for the 2016 Bingham Cup!) and raise a glass with us!
Grizzly Minions take Cupid's Undie Run '15 by storm
In our Almost X years in Nashville, the Grizzlies have always tried to give back to the community that gives us so much support. Whether it's building houses with Habitat for Humanity, delivering Christmas meals for Nashville CARES, or helping out our friends, the Music City Sisters, we always strive to remember that without our community, we wouldn't exist.
One of our favorite service projects* is right around the corner: Cupid's Undie Run! Cupid's is an annual mile(ish) fun run to build awareness of neurofibromatosis and to raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation, the world’s largest non-government organization dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis (NF) through research. NF is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, causing blindness, deafness, learning disabilities and severe chronic pain, and affects roughly 1:3000 births in the US.
Last year, a team of 12 Grizzlies & friends stripped down to our skivvies & ran around downtown Nashville in the freezing February cold to support this fantastic cause, raising $6,406 (the third place team in Nashville!) to contribute to Cupid's national total of $3.5 million...and we're doing it again this year! So far we've got a team of 22 collecting funds & pulling outfits together, ready to take LoBro by storm.
Wanna help? If risking frostbite in February doesn't chill your bones, you can join the Grizzlies team! (Don't take too long though...the later you wait, the less time you have to raise money!) Not too keen on sprinting around in your unmentionables? No worries...you can help out from your nice warm living room by simply making a tax-deductible donation to the Grizzlies team. Just go the the Grizzlies team page, pick a runner (or runners!) and drop some money in their basket. No donation is too small...or too big!
Oh, and don't worry...we'll post PLENTY of pictures from the event!
*It's really hard to consider this a "service project" since we have so much fun doing it, but a great cause is a great cause!
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