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Rusty Ensign
Rusty Ensign

Charity Rugby Game

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It's been 24 years since former Kelowna Crows rugby player Rusty Ensign suffered a broken neck during a game in Edmonton.

The incident occurred May 22, 1983 during a game at the Edmonton Rugby Fest.

Ensign attempted to tackle a player coming directly at him and as he remembers it, "A guy was coming at me with the ball and I drove him too low with my head and my head hit his hip."

Today, members of the Crows will take part in the 25th annual Ensign Cup Benefit Rugby Game.

The game, pitting the Crows under 30's against the over 30's, takes place at the Parkinson Rec Centre fields beginning at 5 p.m.

A social follows the game at the rugby clubhouse with admission by donation.

All proceeds from the game go towards the Rick Hanson Foundation and Kelowna Youth Rugby.

Funds raised from the first two events went towards Ensign's rehabilitation.

Since then, money has been donated to various charities.


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