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O’Dowd Rugby Teams Engage in Community Service


For the third year in a row, the O’Dowd men’s and women’s varsity rugby teams engaged in a community service project, helping the Kairos Prison Outreach Program set up and organize their Fall retreat for women and children who have male family members currently incarcerated.  The retreat runs from Friday morning through to Sunday afternoon.


The students transported gear and equipment from storage to the retreat center, then set up all the cots, inflated air mattresses, covered windows, moved tables and chairs, hung banners, and loaded and unloaded groceries and other retreat supplies.


“I love that this project has become part of our program and culture.  It is a great way to bond as a team and serve others. I’m really proud of all the kids that took part,” Director of Rugby Ray Lehner said.


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