WSC Non-Varsity Rugby Club Tornado Disaster
We Need A Little Help
The Wayne State College Non-Varsity Rugby Club For Women and Men
Have come across some heartache and tragedy in Wayne, Nebraska.
This club sport that is student ran and student/player funded over the last 11 years, has taken a cornfield and turned it into a one of the Midwest finest rugby parks with a 5 field 20 acre rugby complex that has held teams from 17 different states and Canada.
On Friday Oct. 4th at 5:20pm an F4 tornado traveled 19 miles on the ground and a whopping 1 ½ mile wide came across the NE Nebraska cornfields and hit the south eastern edge of the small town of Wayne, Nebraska.
The tornado decimated the industrial park and the city airport.
The amount of money, work and time put into this club sport over the years is simple to remember.
What took 11 years to build, was lost in 11 seconds.
This off-campus organization and club was built on personal money of the students who took pride in donating their summer work money to club dues and complex improvements to make our own “FIELD OF DREAMS”, soon became a nightmare.
We are hoping with the power of social media, and caring sport fans and the kind hearts of those generous to help a stranger, we can assure you, that this rugby club of students is in extreme dire need.
$1, We will for sure take it. This entire club of fine women and men ages 18-23 attending
Wayne State College of Nebraska, started with pencil and paper and a dream.
It was worked for 11 years with college students taking their minimum wage money and building a program and complex to be something that shows pride and a result of hard work and dedication.
That has all been lost with our tornado.
We are hoping you can please share this like with your social media friends, to help us fund what he have lost. Besides our press box, goalposts, field damage from debris, we also lost our PA system, scoreboard and the biggest loss was our (2) 48 foot storage trailers. As our trailers tumbled and went airborne, they broke apart in flight. We have lost an incredible amount of player/game equipment along with field and maintenance equipment that is maintained by the students of this non-varsity player supported club sports team.
We thank you for sharing this link to pass onto others who you think can donated simply a “BUCK FOR LUCK” and any other donation to stop the pain of our loss.
With the 20 acre rugby complex that is off campus, the colleges insurance is NOT going to help. The club DOES NOT have any insurance. Last month the club put down 1,000 pounds of grass seed and 500,000 gallons of water in Sept. to help spruce up the fields. Many clubs this is handled by the school or city rec, however this is up to ourselves. Yes, the club pays for its own seed, water, and field upkeep. A very unfortunate situation of having your own private dedicated field that is Off-Campus that we take pride in and unfortunately just lost.
Photos are below of what was one of the best non-funded facilities in the Midwest along with some video from news sources.
If you would like to discuss anything further, you can contact email@example.com or our volunteer coach Darrin Barner at 402.316.0100
We are open to donations or gifts of kind for auctions!
The “Guys and Dolls of Wayne State College Non-Varsity Rugby cannot THANK YOU enough for passing this message to others who “Believe In Dreams” and improvise with hard work and dedication.
We hope a little “Robin Hood” is with anyone who reads this.
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