Warsaw Rugby Team Donates $1,000 To Big Brothers Big Sisters

November 2, 2023 at 9:40 p.m.
The Warsaw Community High School girls rugby team donated $1,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Thursday. Pictured are the members of the rugby team and Tammy Smith, community development director for BBBS. Photo by Jackie Gorski, Times-Union
The Warsaw Community High School girls rugby team donated $1,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Thursday. Pictured are the members of the rugby team and Tammy Smith, community development director for BBBS. Photo by Jackie Gorski, Times-Union

By JACKIE GORSKI Lifestyles Editor

The Warsaw Community High School girls rugby team donated $1,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Thursday.
Coach Trevor Cracknell said on Oct. 15 the girls played in a charity event where they played rugby in prom dresses. They each paid $10 to play with attendees paying $5 to attend. Last year for the event, the rugby team played against another team, but this year they played against each other. This is the team’s third year doing the charity event.
Cracknell said the idea of playing a game in prom dresses is an idea that has been around for a while in girls rugby “and it’s just a lot of fun.”
There are a couple organizations that are recommended, but the team was asked where they wanted to donate the money to. Last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters came in a very close second, he said, so this year it was suggested the money raised be donated to BBBS and the team agreed.
They try to give back to the community and try to give to youth organizations.
Tammy Smith, community development director for BBBS, thanked the team for the donation. She said there are currently 30 children on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister and the donation will help with finding mentors for them.


The Warsaw Community High School girls rugby team donated $1,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Thursday.
Coach Trevor Cracknell said on Oct. 15 the girls played in a charity event where they played rugby in prom dresses. They each paid $10 to play with attendees paying $5 to attend. Last year for the event, the rugby team played against another team, but this year they played against each other. This is the team’s third year doing the charity event.
Cracknell said the idea of playing a game in prom dresses is an idea that has been around for a while in girls rugby “and it’s just a lot of fun.”
There are a couple organizations that are recommended, but the team was asked where they wanted to donate the money to. Last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters came in a very close second, he said, so this year it was suggested the money raised be donated to BBBS and the team agreed.
They try to give back to the community and try to give to youth organizations.
Tammy Smith, community development director for BBBS, thanked the team for the donation. She said there are currently 30 children on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister and the donation will help with finding mentors for them.


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