UMW Rugby Players Spend Weekend in Service

For members of the University of Mary Washington club rugby team, Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend was all about community service. The players painted porches, spread mulch and cleaned up properties for Empowerhouse, formerly known as the Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence. The team plans for another service day in April.

“UMW Rugby Team Sponsors Annual Service Project” in The Free Lance-Star on Saturday, Jan. 19

Eric Knapp paints a porch for Empowerhouse. His shirt reflects the team’s nickname — Mother’s Rugby

Mike Wehr (center) takes a break from painting to talk with members of the team

Tyler Barnikel

The team spent the weekend at Empowerhouse’s new residence in downtown Fredericksburg and at its public outreach office on Harrison Road

Christophe Perdu, a member of the UMW rugby team, painted a railing at Empowerhouse’s new location

Photos by Kimmie Barkley ’14

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.