Schuylkill River Banquet Info
Our annual banquet will be taking place from 7:30-11:30 PM on Saturday February 24 at the IATSE Ballroom which is located at 2401 S. Swanson St, Philadelphia, PA 19148. The cost is $60 per person which gets you a 4 hour top shelf open bar, antipasto station, salad bar, 3 entrée options, and dessert. Payments can be made via paypal (you can use a credit card even without an account) using email@example.com (or by clicking the Dues and Donations link on our website), via venmo @RiverRugbyExiles or by mailing a check to SRRFC C/O Pat Boyle 745 Center Ave Jenkintown, Pa 19046. Checks written out to Schuylkill River RFC.
We will be giving out player awards for both our 15s and 7s programs and we will be inducting the newest members into our Hall of Fame. We will also have a silent auction and match jerseys for sale. If anyone would like to contribute towards our silent auction please coordinate with Austin Lucas (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our Schuylkill inductee this year is Dave Wixted who Played from 1997-2010 and was a key player in the 1999-2002 run which saw Schuylkill win MAC (formerly known as MARFU) D3 and make the national elite 8 in 1999-2000, win MAC D2 and advance to the national sweet 16 in 2000-2001, and then place second in MAC D1 and come up 1 point short nationals in 2001-2002 which would have resulted in Schuylkill making nationals 3 years in a row in 3 different divisions. As it was, Schuylkill was one of few teams ever to go from D3 to D1 in two years. Wixted also was Club President and Match Secretary for Schuylkill and was an EPRU league rep.
Our Troop inductee is Michael “Hazbro” Leland who played in the early-mid 90s and remained one of Troop, and Schuylkill’s, most significant social members until unfortunately passing away last year. Haz fully bought into the concept of a rugby club as a family and always did his best to make sure that new members felt welcomed in our club. Haz played a big part in establishing that rugby is for everyone and that there will always be a role in our club for anyone who wants to be involved.
This is going to be a great event for our Club and for the Philadelphia Rugby community as a whole, we look forward to seeing all of you there!