Special pink jerseys filled a Surrey park and rugby clubhouse Saturday (Oct. 26) in another year of Ruck for the Cure games and fundraising.
Games were played at Sullivan Heights Park in the afternoon, followed by food, live and silent auctions, “team boat races” and other festivities at Beaverlodge clubhouse, 17395 57th Ave. in Cloverdale.
With Ruck for the Cure, the Beavers want people to “help us make cancer history.”
This year’s event raised more than $15,000, for a grand total of around $127,000 in eight years.
#8thAnnualRuckfortheCure was a huge success! Over 15K raised in the fight against cancer. Thank you to everyone that supported this great cause on Saturday. @BCRugbyNews @bcrugbyunion @cancersociety @SurreyNowLeader pic.twitter.com/UJRK0WlUw4
— Surrey Beavers Rugby (@BeaversRugby) October 28, 2019
Thank You Sponsors & Partners @bcrugbyunion @BCRugbyNews @SurreyNowLeader @CloverdaleNews @cancersocietybc @cancersociety @BreastCancerCCS @bccancerfdn #beaversrugby #ruckforthecurehttps://t.co/nfNFMC71Z2 pic.twitter.com/mcwJFsffyf
— Surrey Beavers Rugby (@BeaversRugby) October 9, 2019
On Saturday, a showcase game saw the club’s first-division men’s team wear cancer awareness-themed jerseys.
“Each jersey in this special set was sponsored by a generous individual and/or business that made this fundraising event possible,” says a post at beaversrugby.com.
“There will be delicious Triple O’s Original burgers available to purchase by donation to keep all the fans satisfied while they enjoy watching the Surrey Beaver men play rugby.”
Following the on-field action, the 20-plus special jerseys were washed and then auctioned off at the clubhouse that evening.
At the park, league games saw the Beavers’ second-division men lose a 19-18 nailbiter to Simon Fraser RFC, followed by a 47-15 win for the club’s first-division squad over United RC.