50th Anniversary Celebrations
Fifty years ago this year, Dan and Jerry Fohrman had an idea. What if there was a sports club that was dedicated to both the competitive spirit on the field and the social camaraderie off it. And so was born Lincoln Park Rugby Club.
The traditions that became part of our lore continue on to this day. Many hundreds of players have pulled on the green and gold jerseys (emerald and banana, surely?). Some merely passed through, others became stalwarts, but all in their own minds became legends.
The weekend of August 4th is your opportunity to recount the tales of olde; your opportunity to meet again those who you once shouldered into a scrum and likely home after the post-game shenanigans.
The club will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in the Lincoln Park neighbourhood of Chicago, our spiritual home.
The former and current Presidents have been making attempts to contact our Old Boys but we still need more help. If you are in contact with some of your old teammates or maybe you have become acquainted with someone from a different era, let us know.
Use the form below to send us your contact details and also give us your expected attendance so we can make plans.
We have a field booked for an Old Boy match on Saturday afternoon giving you one more chance to lace up your boots. Diversey Harbour will be the venue and we are in negotiations with another local team to provide the opposition.
Saturday night will be our Gala Banquet. This is your chance to dress in your finery and join players from all eras at the Wild Things Cafe in Lincoln Park Zoo. This will be an all-inclusive event consisting of family-style dinner service, 4-hour open bar and of course your chance to reconnect with old friends. We’ll have items to auction, new apparel to purchase and visual media to jog your memory of what you looked like 25 years ago.
Friday night is planned to be a meet and greet, downtown by the Chicago River. Full details will be available shortly.
Sunday, for those still in town, will be a more relaxing day of reminiscence with a club BBQ in the Lakeview neighbourhood.
Please use the Paypal link to purchase your ticket. This is not to be missed.