As many of you may have heard, following the Jan 2012 winter storms, local wildlife conservation organization, Wolf Haven, appealed to the community for help to address the $50,000 worth of damage they experienced. Falling limbs damaged enclosures and remote cameras and made quite a mess throughout the grounds of the Tenino-based international organization dedicated to the conservation of wolves.
Dan Smith had the inspired idea to mobilize an army of ruggers to help Wolf Haven get back on track, and last weekend each BBRFC Team volunteered ruggers to lend a hand in the storm clean-up.
Not only did the Club make a difference for another member of the local community, but over 50 Budd Bay Directors, Coaches and Players worked hard alongside each other - moving in unison toward a common goal - a true rugby unit.
"Ruggers are my new favorite people!" one Wolf Haven staffer said.
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The wolves also recognized the effort - thanking them with song upon arrival both days, and bidding them farewell on Sunday.
Today I would like to thank each of the individuals who went out and dedicated a part, or all, of their weekend for this volunteer activity. It's great seeing everyone leap at the chance to be so selfless - and shows an amazing promise for the future of Budd Bay!
You can read a little more, and see a lot of pictures, at our new web page dedicated to Budd Bay's charity efforts - www.buddbayrugby.com/giving_back. And stay tuned for our next event - Jamm'n for Haiti Charity on February 17th!