Current VP Jen Garner and Fiancee Alex Sladkey on 5/22/15 at their college reunion in Western MA.
Old Girl Amanda Martin and Fiancee Brittany Craig in December.
Old Girl Anna (Shrek) Schreckinger and Fiancé Dan in April 2015.
Old Girl Jenni Houde and Fiancé Barry Cashman in May 2015.
During our volunteer visit we sorted through donated clothes at Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory. Our job was to create outfits for specific age groups and put them together in clothing packs. In just two hours we were able to help over 140 kids. Individual Rats also donated much needed items, such as hygiene products for babies.
This spring saw the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Charles River. During the winter of 2014 longtime Charles River sponsor and social home Stadium Bar in South Boston closed its doors for good. This came as a surprise to many and presented club leaders with a high priority need in order to keep River competitive on the social and recruitment fronts.
We are honoring our Women’s Rat Presidents over the last 10 years in this newsletter leading up to our 10th anniversary in the fall.
Kristen Park Hopson: 2005-2008
Founder of the club way back in the day, KP helped start the growth of Charles River Women from the initial small but hopelessly dedicated ...
The NERFU Cup saw some more success for the Rats. On the first day of the tournament, the men won through with two strong shutouts - first against Black River, then Monadnock. Those wins meant that Charles River played on NERFU Sunday for the first time in several years...
At the USA Rugby regional playoffs, hosted in Albany, NY, on May 16th & 17th, the Rats defeated Beantown Rugby by a single point, 20-19, to advance to the national round of 16. The victory against Beantown was the first schedule win against the longtime rivals in the history of the club, and an emotional triumph.
The Charles River women's team capped off a great 2014-2015 season with a fantastic playoff weekend. They headed to Albany for the USA Rugby/NERFU CR3 DII playoffs on May 16 to pick up on their 2nd place finish from the Fall. Facing hometown opponent Beantown WRFC, the Lady Rats fought a blood-pumping game full of ...