Rugby players in Ruck for the Cure colours during Surrey Beavers’ annual event on Saturday, Oct. 26. (submitted photo)

Rugby players in Ruck for the Cure colours during Surrey Beavers’ annual event on Saturday, Oct. 26. (submitted photo)

PHOTOS: Game-worn rugby jerseys auctioned in Surrey club’s ‘Ruck for the Cure’

Benefit for cancer society raised more than $15K this year, for eight-year total of $127K

** This story has been updated

Special pink jerseys filled a Surrey park and rugby clubhouse Saturday (Oct. 26) in another year of Ruck for the Cure games and fundraising.

The eighth-annual event, hosted by the Surrey Beavers club, was another fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society and a local family in need.

Games were played at Sullivan Heights Park in the afternoon, followed by food, live and silent auctions, “team boat races” and other festivities at Beaverlodge clubhouse, 17395 57th Ave. in Cloverdale.

With Ruck for the Cure, the Beavers want people to “help us make cancer history.”

This year’s event raised more than $15,000, for a grand total of around $127,000 in eight years.

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On Saturday, a showcase game saw the club’s first-division men’s team wear cancer awareness-themed jerseys.

“Each jersey in this special set was sponsored by a generous individual and/or business that made this fundraising event possible,” says a post at beaversrugby.com.

“There will be delicious Triple O’s Original burgers available to purchase by donation to keep all the fans satisfied while they enjoy watching the Surrey Beaver men play rugby.”

Following the on-field action, the 20-plus special jerseys were washed and then auctioned off at the clubhouse that evening.

At the park, league games saw the Beavers’ second-division men lose a 19-18 nailbiter to Simon Fraser RFC, followed by a 47-15 win for the club’s first-division squad over United RC.



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Rugby players in Ruck for the Cure colours during Surrey Beavers’ annual event Saturday, Oct. 26. (Photo: twitter.com/BeaversRugby)

Rugby players in Ruck for the Cure colours during Surrey Beavers’ annual event Saturday, Oct. 26. (Photo: twitter.com/BeaversRugby)

Rugby players in Ruck for the Cure colours during Surrey Beavers’ annual event on Saturday, Oct. 26. (submitted photo)

Rugby players in Ruck for the Cure colours during Surrey Beavers’ annual event on Saturday, Oct. 26. (submitted photo)

PHOTOS: Game-worn rugby jerseys auctioned in Surrey club’s ‘Ruck for the Cure’