Each season, the Wayne State Rugby Football Club adopts many causes in support of its mission "to promote sport, unity, and achievement for the Wayne community." Official club functions and volunteer activities are organized to help meet the needs of both individuals and the larger community.
Throughout its first year of play, the team adopted a local disabled girl with the motto "strong legs run so weak legs can walk." As the women's team's designated "Number One Fan," Ande Schulz cheered the Cats on to victory from her wheelchair. After being presented with her very own Cat Rugby jersey, Ande's Christmas list soon included a rugby ball to go along with more traditional gifts.
The club's involvement on this individual level extends to the greater needs of the community as well. Each season, the "Bloody Rugger Club" makes its way en masse to Wayne State's annual blood drive, and recruits fellow students from the dorms and other campus groups to participate in helping to meet this critical community need.
Another area of local involvement is the club's work with the Northeast Nebraska Humane Society. While rugby players may often be called animals on the field, Cat Rugby members have recently found the time to "give back to their own" by volunteering to walk dogs and take care of abandoned pets at the NNHS.
Need volunteer help for your organization or cause? Contact the Wayne State Rugby Football Club to see if we can be of assistance in helping us all give back to the community which binds us together.