2001-08-04 / Sports

A Summertime Event at the Beach

A Summertime Event at the Beach

The Rockaway Rugby Football Club is holding a fundraiser at Fort Tilden on August 11th, 2001 to raise funds to renovate the fields that not only the rugby team uses but also other organizations use as well.

Two years ago, the conditions of the fields had deteriorated to a point where all the grass was dead and only sand and gravel covered the fields. The Rugby Club then talked with Gateway National Park in acquiring funds but at the time was turned down.

The Rugby Club entered a partnership with The Little League to form a partnership to raise funds to fix the field. The Rugby Club got an estimate from the landscaper they hired to look at the field and the estimate came out to $30,000. That money would cover costs in fixing the field, new benches, equipment, bleachers and other costs. They received contributions from Fort Tilden and from holding other fundraisers in which the Club has raised $10,000 so far.

For the fundraiser, they are receiving help from organizations that use the fields as well; Rockaway Arts Alliance, Little League Baseball, Rockaway Volleyball and the Floyd Bennett Cricket Club. The Rugby Club still need $20,000 in funds to fix the fields. Here is the information for the event on August 11 from the Rugby Club:

Rockaway Rugby Football Club presents ... the biggest Summertime Event

The Fort Tilden Beach Party

Saturday, August 11th, 2001

6pm-12mid

Location: The BEACH near the Rugby Field in Fort Tilden

Parking: Behind the Theater, next to the Soccer Fields.

Buses: Available from N.Y.C. @ 5:00 p.m. at Connollys at Beach 95th Street, Irish Circle at Beach 102nd Street at 5:15 p.m. and Jamison Pub at Beach 129th Street at 5:30 p.m.

Performing: Plastic Holiday (Alternative, Funk, Rock Band)

This band will be the opening act for Buster Poindexter in the Hamptons and will be playing at Kenny Castaways in Greenwich Village Friday, July 20 th Call for showtime.

With Special Guest Carey Groove (Cover Band playing Rock and Top 40) also playing at Kenny Castaways.

and D.J. Terrance Tubs playing everthing else.

This event is a fundraiser for the Rockaway Rugby Field (Renovation Project)in Fort Tilden. We are in the process of renovating the field and we hope this fundraiser will help cover some of the cost of this project. $25 for a 6 hour pass to Rockaway Biggest Summer Event.

This event will be sponsored by Budweiser and their beer truck will arrive with 50 ice cold kegs. Water, Soda and Non Alcoholic Beer will be served. Four Bars will be set up. If interested in bartending, contact Bob Johnson atBob@RockawayRugby.com with contact info.

A catered V.I.P section will be set up with a Seafood Cookout, an additional $25 per person will cover this cost. This is limited to 50 people. Lobster, Steamers and Mussels will be served. Private bar. A free rugby SOUVENIR cup and t-shirt compliments of the Fisheads.

5 Volleyball Courts will be set-up for your pleasure ..... Mini tournament in the works. No fee. To enter a team.... Captains should email Oakie@RockawayRugby.com

No children please.... 18 and over .... 21 for alcohol (I.D. required)

Do Not Drink and Drive


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