Huggy's Fundraising Page
|Help Boost Our WSOGFT Campaign!|
|WSOGFT For Huggy Surpasses $17,000!!!|
|Appreciation For WSOGFT Program|
|WSOGFT Program Is Back For Huggy|
|Helping Huggy Get A New Van|
Kerry Singh, better known to former teammates and friends as Huggy, was a member of the Balmy Beach RFC of Toronto in 1993 when he suffered a spinal cord injury while playing rugby. The injury resulted in quadriplegia and in 1994 the Balmy Beach Rugby Club, friends and family helped Huggy raise money to purchase a van that could be modified for him to drive. This helped him improve his quality of life and allowed him to enjoy his independence of mobility, but the van is nearly 16 years old now and in need of being replaced.
Rugby Canada and The Dog River Howlers are teaming up to help Huggy raise funds for his new wheelchair-accessible van. Graham Brown, CEO of Rugby Canada stated that, “Rugby Canada is happy to get behind Huggy and support his efforts to raise funds for a new van. The rugby community in Canada is a tight knit group and it’s encouraging to see that people from across the country are coming together to help a fellow rugby friend in need.” According to Karl Fix, President of The Dog River Howlers Rugby Club, whose motto is “it’s more than a game, it’s a way of life,” this effort falls in line with the meaning behind why the We Stand on Guard for Thee program was originally started. “Huggy took the risk that all players do when stepping on to the field. It’s unfortunate that he suffered such a severe life-changing injury and now it’s time for the rugby community to stand on guard for him in his time of need.”
Donations are now being accepted and all contributions are greatly appreciated. Ryan Smith, a Rugby Canada National Team member and Dog River Howlers player and coach adds “Everyone knows that the rugby community is inundated with requests for donations and support, so it doesn’t matter the amount you are able to give. It’s the act of giving which shows your solidarity and our ability to pull together towards common goals.”
To add some extra incentive, Rugby Canada and The Dog River Howlers have offered the signature "We Stand on Guard for Thee" prints. Donations of $250 or more will receive one of the "We Stand on Guard for Thee" paper print and donations of $500 or more will receive a canvas print. These prints were very popular with the fundraising effort last year and feature signatures of all Rugby World Cup Captains on the back.
Donations made on this secure fundraising page automatically will receive an official e-receipt. If you prefer to send a cheque, please make it payable to Rugby Canada using the acronym WSOGFT in the memo field and address it in the following manner:
Attention: Penny Kroll
30 East Beaver Creek Road, Suite 110
Richmond Hill, ON
Cheques for the amount of $100 or more will be eligible to receive an official receipt from Rugby Canada by standard mail.
|$250.00||Dr. J. M. Gillis - Halifax Tars Rugby Club|
|$250.00||F. Forster - Howlers Rugby Club|
|$250.00||C. Woodhead - Oakville Crusaders Rugby Club|
|$250.00||T. Powers - Ottawa Irish Rugby Club|
|$250.00||Ken McAulay - Balmy Beach RFC|
|$250.00||Dr. P. Parfrey - St. John's Swilers Rugby Club/Rock Rugby Head Coach|
|$200.00||D. Robertson - Head Master, Shawnigan Lake School|
|$200.00||D. Jackart - UBC Old Boys Rugby Club/former Canadian National Team Player|
|$200.00||Kamloops Rugby Club|