13th Annual Mike “Buca” Lundberg Memorial Tournament

March 5 @ 10:00 amMarch 6 @ 12:00 am

Registration: $30 (at the event)

Mike Buca

All-Comers tournament. There is an entry fee of $30 per player. Names are drawn from a hat to determine the teams. The number of entrants will determine the format. (7s, 10s, 15s) There will be a post-tourney social with food and drinks for all participants. MEN AND WOMEN RUGGERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

In 2004, the Mike Lundberg Memorial Tournament started as a fun opportunity to play winter rugby for men and women of all skill levels while donating 100% of the proceeds to help defray the costs of Mike’s treatments. Sadly, Mike lost his long battle with Leukemia in 2008. At the request of his family, we have continued the tournament to celebrate his life and help a member of the Minnesota rugby community in need.

This year’s beneficiary is Kevin Ash.  Kevin is a member of the Faribault Rugby Club who suffered a traumatic brain injury during a match two years ago.  Since the injury, he has required around the clock care and still struggles with the most basic of daily tasks.

We are required by USA Rugby to verify the CIPP of all tournament participants. Verification will take place Friday, March 4 at 2:00 pm. IF YOU ARE NOT CIPP REGISTERED AT THAT TIME, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY. THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.

Registration begins at 10:00am with matches starting at 11:00am.  All matches will be held at Hoffman Park, River Falls, WI. (547 Hanson Dr, River Falls, WI 54022).

The post tournament social will be at the Lazy River Bar in River falls (115 W Walnut St, River Falls, WI 54022).

Please RSVP to Ben Hanson at LHPROP1@hotmail.com by February, 20 so I can order shirts and food. You can also RSVP and get the latest updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/1671675716436318/ or follow us on twitter @stpaulrugby.  Entry fee is to be paid the morning of the tourney. 100% of the proceeds go to help a member of MN rugby in need. Donations are also greatly appreciated.

 

USA Pour Tour Cancer Charity Event

USA pour tourHalf Time Rec has invited us to join them to help raise money for Regions Cancer Center in St. Paul. They will be hosting the USA Pour Tour www.usapourtour.com which will include a silent auction, raffle, and live music from 2-8pm on July 18. The event will also be sponsored by Summit Brewery. They are hoping we could put together a St. Paul Jazz Pigs auction or raffle package for them. If you have anything you would like to donate please contact me directly at guster01@luther.edu and I will figure out a way to get the item from you. We are looking for any Pig items you may have clean shirts, koozies, key chains, rugby balls, shorts, and/or Jerseys. The event last from 2pm to 8pm the Pigs will be meeting at Half Time Rec at 5pm thru 8pm to help support our sponsors Summit Brewery and HTR. Please feel free to show up earlier and plan on having a few drinks and ordering dinner at HTR with your fellow Pigs. After 8pm I assume some might make their way down to Joe and Stan’s or some other bar to end the night.

Half-Time Rec:
1013 Front Ave, St Paul, MN 55103

Fall D2 Schedule Released

The following is the St. Paul Jazz Pigs Fall D2 Schedule.  Times and locations TBD.

2015 League Schedule

August 29th: Vs. Banshees

September 5th: Jesse James Tournament (Eagan, MN)

September 12th: Vs. Metro

September 19th: Vs. Wisconsin

September 26th: @ Green Bay (Green Bay, WI)

October 3rd: BYE

October 10th: @ Metro (Minneapolis, MN)

October  17th: @ Banshees (Eagan, MN)

October 24th: Vs. Green Bay

October 31st: @ Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

10/12 Bombers vs. St. Thomas, Pigs vs. Chicago Blaze

This Saturday, October 12, the St. Paul Bombers will take on St. Thomas in an exhibition at 11:00 am. The St. Paul Jazz Pigs will follow at 1:00 pm against the Chicago Blaze. Matches will be held at the Lexington-Diffley Athletic Fields. Throw on your red and black and come support your Piggies, and hey, you’ll even get a chance to hang out with Kato!