THE 2011 NEW ORLEANS RUGBY RECOVERY EFFORT

Submitted by Candace Hall, Atlanta Harlequins WRFC

March 9, 2011

New Orleans Habitat for Humanity logo For the fifth year in a row, women’s rugby players from all over the country made their way to New Orleans to participate in post-Katrina recovery efforts in conjunction with the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity organization.

The 13 ruggers, who represented four women’s rugby clubs, reveled in helping build a home by installing tresses and boards for the roof, building closets, installing windows, and completely wrapping the house in Tyvek. While the first day proved to be gorgeous, the second day was incredibly rainy and cold – but everyone persevered through the conditions and got tasks completed.

This Habitat for Humanity effort coincided with the 31st annual Throw Me Something, Rugger! rugby tournament, hosted by the New Orleans Halfmoons WRFC. The tournament was unfortunately rained out due to severe thunderstorms, but every team in attendance was able to play at New Orleans Halfmoons WRFC logo least one full match.

* The Foundation would like to thank volunteer leader, Stephanie Iacobucci, for her help in coordinating this event.

To read more New Orleans Halfmoons WRFC go to www.halfmoonsrugby.org.

Volunteer group photo at job site

Volunteers install a roof tress