September 29, 2019 (Knoxville, TN) On the Sunday following the big conference victory over South Carolina, several Rugby Vols participated in the 2019 American Heart Association Heart Walk at the Worlds Fair Park in Knoxville.
Players walked and supported a team that raised over $1500 for the American Heart Assocation and to promote ways to be physically active and make healthier choices every day. Cardiovascular deseases have touched all our lives and the Volunteers were happy to join the effort to raise funds to improve patient care, fund lifesaving research and educate adults and children at risk for developing cariovascular disease.
In addition to the walk, particpants were encouraged to bring an athletic ball to donate to the Emerald Academy and Emerald Youth Foundation. The Rugby Vols were happy to accept the invitation and provided rugby balls prior to the walk. These balls will enhance the PE program and encourage children to be physically active and build healthy habits that will last a lifetime.