Dec 9 2010

Fresh Cut Fraser Firs

George Betzler and Peter Heaton, once again, made the trip to Kuhn's Tree Farm in Boalsburg, PA to pick up this year's batch of trees for the boys of PWRFC. Thanks George and Peter we appreciate it. The trees are in and ready for pickup. George's buddy and Penn State rugby supporter, cut the lot of trees the same morning they were picked up, Friday December 3rd. The trees are fresh cut and beautiful. The tree in this email is in my living room and lookin' awesome. Thank you PWRFC.

The question remains: Are you ready for the holidays? Maybe your too old to get all hyped up about the holidays. Maybe you just don't feel like it this year. Heck, maybe you're Jewish and you never had a Christmas tree before. Well, I'm here to tell you it's time. It's time for you to get up out of that recliner, jump into your car and head off to McLean's to grab yourself a fresh Fraser Fir.

At the Siano house, the trip to the McLean's house for our tree has become a treasured annual affair. Note: If you're going to make the trip, remember to bring something for the sweet little wolves to chew on ... like a spare tire or something! Once we got our tree home and in place (the tree was trimmed so it went right into the stand - no additional cutting needed), Rollie, our resident 'Elf on the Shelf' perched himself right near the top of the tree. The kids were amazed! The tree brought instant joy to the Siano house and continues to bring JOY to all who see it.

Put JOY in your household by purchasing a beautiful Fraser Fir from PWRFC! 

Getting to McLean's House

The simplest way is by sleigh. Of course, that requires a special arrangement with Santa Claus, but if you can manage it, it's fun, economical (Santa usually doesn't charge) and fast as lightning. Normally the round trip takes just a blink of an eye and a twitch of the nose! Otherwise, I suggest just calling Keith for directions (info on the web).

Donate a Tree

As usual, the club is accepting tax deductible donations for our 'donate a tree' drive. Just make your check out to PWRFC for the amount of your choosing.

Christmas Tree Pricing

christmas treeTree Sizes/Prices
6-7 feet $65.00
7-8 feet $75.00
8-9 feet $85.00

The following larger sizes are special order only...
9-10 feet $95.00
10-11 feet $110.00
11-12 feet $125.00

Please send your requests by email or phone to Keith McLean 610 633-8315 or Stephen Siano 610 389-4474.
Remember, PW is a 501c3 non-profit. All donations are tax deductible.

About the Fraser Fir

The Fraser Fir, Abies Fraseri, is a classy, tall, fir tree that has short dark-green needles with silver undersides. It is among the most classy of conifers. A great ornamental and Christmas tree because of its density and compactness. Fraser Firs will grow in most locations but must have good drainage.

This dense evergreen tree has wood that is light, soft, not strong and coarse-grained. It is grown extensively for Christmas trees in Boalsburg, PA. at Kuhn's Tree Farm! The gentleman who owns the farm has been associated with the Penn State rugby program for over thirty years.

Nov 5 2010

One more Match!

Come out and support PW in their last match of the season ... bring your boots!

Also, please respond with your availability. Let's finish strong.

November 6, 2010: Philly-Whitemarsh at the GRYPHONS
Kickoff 1:00pm - players be at the field by 11:45am

Sep 29 2010

The 43rd Aspen Ruggerfest ended last week with the Cardinals again in the winners circle.  The Cardinals had squads in the 45+, 50+ and 55+ brackets and each team reached the Finals.

Sep 28 2010

Vidas Athletic Complex, Drexel University

Marcus Respes, Drexel's Head Rugby Coach and Philadelphia Whitemarsh Alumni and Chris Ryan combined instructional talents this evening to provide a great night of rugby training. The boys of PWRFC took a run with the some very talented student athletes from Drexel University.

Sep 21 2010

Match is set for 1 pm at Kirby Park.  After-match social directions included.

Sep 20 2010

There seems to be a bit of confusion possibly. Practice is NOT at Drexel.

Practice Tues Sept 21 is at Valley Forge Military Academy 6:30pm

Sep 18 2010

PW vs. Hibos September 18 - kickoff 1pm

Big day. We have a lot of new faces playing. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised in the transition of the club with the young players and the work of our new head of rugby football operations - Chris Ryan. We're all very excited to kickoff the season. Come on out and catch the action.

Sep 17 2010

Kickoff at 1pm

Falls Twp Community Park (Shark Park)

9070 Mill Creek Road  Levittown  PA  19054

Sep 15 2010

Practice is back at VFMA tomorrow, Thursday starting at 6:30. Be on time!



Training with Drexel Tuesday

We had a great training with Marcus Respes and the Drexel U boys and the plan is to do it again in the future.

Sep 12 2010

The social was lots of fun. Thanks to all for making the trip. I'll get some photos posted soon.


PWRFC is laying out the red carpet on Sunday September 12 at Joe Rex's bar - Berwyn Tavern.

The cost is FREE! Food and drink on PWRFC. Pass the word. No charge for all PW members and their families past and present.