AUGUSTA– The Augusta Rollin Maddogs quad rugby team brought home their first win against Jacksonville this past weekend at the tournament in Atlanta. The team has gone from a developmental team to a DIII team in just under four years and has dramatically improved in skill level and team work since. In the 2012 season alone, the Maddogs competed in three tournaments in Jacksonville and West Palm Beach along with attending a clinic in Atlanta. They have been working hard both on and off the court to improve their success as a team.
While practicing weekly and competing monthly, the team also helps to fundraise and support the organization that helps to fund them, Champions Made From Adversity (CMFA.) CMFA is a Paralympic Sport Club which provides adapted sports and leisure opportunities to people with physical disabilities in the Central Savannah River Area. The team supported CMFA’s biggest fundraiser, the Chilly Chili Cook Off, on December 8, 2012. The team entered in the chili contest and demonstrated the sport of rugby to sponsors, supporters and the community in an exhibition game.
“The team shows up each week, ready to practice and play, and loves to engage the community in the sport. During practice, they encourage spectators to get in the chairs and play with them. They are always looking for new players to experience the sport and join them,” says Krista Geden, Programs Manager for CMFA. Please contact Champions Made From Adversity for more information about the team.
About Champions Made From Adversity:
Mission: To advance the lives of persons with physical disabilities and their families through sport and leisure activities. For more information call 706.364.2422 or visit cmfa.us.