On Friday, March 23rd we are holding a beef and beer comedy night. With everyones participation this has the potential to be a big fundraiser for the team. All of the logistics have already been covered, shown in the detail below. Now it's time for your participation. We would like to have every active team member sell 4-6 tickets, your tickets included.
The Brian Betzler Memorial Award is presented in memory of Brian Betzler by his parents Helen and George Betzler, Jr., and grandfather George Betzler, Sr., to recognize full-time third- or fourth-year undergraduates in the Penn State School of Visual Arts who have exhibited exemplary artistic achievement.
I received an email Friday from 'used-to-be' former Philly-Whitemarsh standout prop Jay Kolb. He had received the latest email from the club. He was excited to hear that the team was playing in the area of his home in Bethlehem. I immediately replied, 'Bring your boots.' Then Jay sent back, ''I don't know about that." I was busy tracking down 15 for the match, so we left it at that.
The only blemish on Philly Whitemarsh's record last three regular seasons came at South Jersey RFC's pitch. But that was last year, and this is this year. PWRFC defeated South Jersey 59-7 in the final game of the season to complete their second undefeated season (10-0) in the last 3 years.
The boys traveled to South Jersey still stinging from a loss last fall in league-play. South Jersey, like PWRFC, is on the rise. Lead by the multi-talented Andrey Biryukov, South Jersey is fast, organized and damn-good on the defense. Despite all this PW was able to finish on top 26-7.
In 1980, I was invited to play rugby on a team called "Rugby Club of the Americas". It was supposed to include guys from Canada and Argentina, but turned out to be all Americans. We played in a tournament in South Africa to open a new stadium in Pretoria. The team played well - the trip was awesome.
Practice is set for YSC Sports beginning Wednesday February 29th until Wednesday March 28th 7:30-9:00 at YSC Sports. Practices are Monday and Wednesday nights. We have an epic Spring planned - work your calendars now to make sure you are available.
The annual PWRFC Hall of Fame Banquet will take place this year on Feb. 6 at the Chester Valley Golf Club in Malvern. Start time is 7pm; appetizers and dinner served; cocktail attire preferred. There will be a silent auction and raffle.
Philly Whitemarsh overcame penalties and a tough Old Gaelic squad to stay undefeated. The game was much closer than the 38-19 score would indicate as PW did not take their first lead until 55 minutes into the game and scored their final 21 points in the last 10 minutes of the match. Outside center, Jordan Hughes had a hat trick for PW, scoring 3 of the club's 6 tries on the day.
In a repeat of an annual endeavor begun in 2003, PW is again selling Christmas trees at the McLean residence. Peter Heaton and George Betzler plan to make the trip yet again up North to Santa's workshop and forest for the tree pickup. Let's make this year the best ever for tree sales. Trees will be available by the end of next week.