Inaugural Honor Cup Rugby Tournament comes together as tribute and donation to all service professionals.
The inaugural Honor Cup Rugby Tournament, June 1-3, 2018 in the Washington, D.C. area, is working hard to establish itself as the premier service rugby tournament in the world. The Honor Cup will pay tribute to all professionals whom currently or formerly served their country and community, including military, law enforcement and fire and emergency rescue. This goal will be accomplished not only through competition and camaraderie, but also through donation. All proceeds from the Honor Cup will be divided evenly and donated to three partner charities: Semper Fi Fund, Concerns of Police Survivors and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. These three National charities were selected based on their mission and independent ratings separating them as superb organizations.
Because hosts of the Honor Cup recognize the greatest gift for those injured or killed in the line of duty is to support and provide for their families, these charities were chosen for the plethora of services and resources they provide to families of injured or killed service professionals. The Honor Cup accepts donations on their GoFundMe page. With registration now open, the Honor Cup plans to bring 32 service and civilian rugby clubs from around the globe to our Nation’s Capital. Partnering with tourist, government and historic sites, supporting events are also planned around the D.C. area to make this event a world-class experience for all athletes and their families whom have collectively sacrificed so much to secure our safety and freedom.
The Honor Cup is hosted by the Old Breed Rugby Football Club. More than a rugby club, the Old Breed is a family of Marines and other service members that honors the memories of the fallen rugby players they have lost since September 11, 2001, as well as provides a brotherhood and shared purpose for those affected by a generation of war fighting. Over the years, the Old Breed have grown to include members of other US armed services, international military members, and select civilians. All share a common bond of service, sacrifice, tenacity and esprit de Corps. You do not need to be a Marine to join their ranks, but you must uphold the values, standards and reputation for which the Marine Corps is known and contribute to the accomplishment of their mission. Honor Cup updates, registration, opportunity to donate and more information about their selected charities is found on their website, www.honorcup.org, and linked social media pages. You can learn more about the mission of the Old Breed Rugby Club on their website, www.oldbreedrugby.org.