The third annual Toys for Tots Rugby Bash had the best turn out yet! The Boise Bombers and the Boise Parks and Recreation Adventure Seekers Program were host to this years event with the Nemesis Women's Rugby Team, The BSU Rugby Club, Snake River Rugby Team, and the 43rd Crimson Lions Rugby Team. It was quite the event with four games of wheelchair rugby and more than 250 toys donated to Toys for Tots. It's almost hard to believe that this is the third year we have hosted this event. Each year it gets bigger and better with more fans, teams, and Toys. This was the first year that the 43rd Crimson Lions came out to play. I had run into some of their players at The Lift bar and grill a few months back. They asked me about wheelchair rugby and if they could play in the Christmas game. I have to say its pretty cool to see the popularity of our sport rise and have recognition from other athletes like this. A few of our players even had some good smack talk on the old Facebook with some of the Snake River players who have been playing in this game from the start. These games have created some great comradery, friendships as well as some great competition. The following weekend we had several of the Lions and BSU players return to the court for a full two and a half hour practice. It was a blast and helped our team work on our lineups. We would like to thank all of the volunteers, organizers, fans, refs, and players that helped make this event possible.
The Boise Bombers wheelchair rugby team, the Treasure Valley Rollergirls, the Capital City Skull Crushers and Boise Parks and Recreation joined together to help out the City Light Women's Shelter with a fun filled evening of rugby and food donations. All of the teams brought in a good group of fans, food, and fierce competition. Throughout the year we ask for a lot of help from our friends, family, and the community to help keep the Boise Bombers wheelchair rugby team funded so that we can travel and compete at the national level. This is the time of year that we love to give back to our community that has helped us out so much. The Boise Bombers would like to thank everyone who helped make this event possible and to everyone who donated food. We have another charity event coming soon. The Toys for Tots wheelchair rugby bash is December 13th from 4-7pm at the Fort Boise Community Center. Come see some intense action between the Boise Bombers and several able bodied rugby teams. Be sure to bring an unwrapped toy!