NIU RUGBY 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WEEKEND Friday, August 24, 2018, through Sunday, August 26, 2018 DeKalb, Illinois Join your fellow NIU Rugby Alums for a great weekend of reminiscence and camaraderie that kicks off with a get together Friday night and finishes with a golf outing Sunday morning. This is also DeKalb’s Annual Cornfest Weekend in downtown DeKalb. The highlight will be the 50th Anniversary Banquet on Saturday night, and our official announcement of the new Northern Illinois Rugby Alumni Assosciation, NRAA will be a charitable fund to assist with ongoing operating expenses for the Men’s and Women’s clubs at NIU; and if we reach a goal of $25,000.00, to establish a separate scholarship fund to assist our NIU rugby athletes with their tuition and expenses.


The tentative schedule of event is as follows:


Friday, August 24th: Get together mixer at Molly’s in DeKalb at 6:00pm (Cash bar)


Saturday, August 25th: 12:00pm: fitness test for current club members at outdoor rec center, (alumni welcome as well) and at 1:00 pm a touch rugby match with NIU alumni and at


5:00pm: Cocktail Hour at Faranda’s Banquet Center in DeKalb 6:00pm Dinner at Faranda’s followed by program (Cost is anticipated at $75.00/head at this point, through June 30th, after it will be $100)


Sunday, August 26th: Breakfast and Golf Outing at River Heights Golf Course in DeKalb, with 8:30am Shotgun Start (Cost is $40.00 per player) Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Hampton Inn, DeKalb (815-748-4326); rooms may also be available at the Red Roof Inn on Lincoln Hwy (815-758-8661).


Keep in mind this is Cornfest Weekend so make your reservations at local hotels early!!!

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