Literally. The Mavericks enjoyed the Airhogs baseball-side pool party in center field. The weather was perfect and the food was plentiful. All last year's high school players in attendance received a free Maverick Rugby t-shirt. The big splashes came during the belly flop contest when Mr. Kurylas and "The Coog" rocked water out of the pool and into the outfield, tsunami style. Mr. Flowers was "styling" in his fabulous birthday attire. A fun time was had by all.
Airhogs Update for Saturday: Tickets will be at the Will Call window under Maverick Rugby. Give the club name and $25 per ticket and you are good to go. Gates open at 6:00PM. Buffet is from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Pool area can hold up to 100 and we still have plenty of room. Questions call Mr. Kurylas - 972-824-8818
Just a reminder about the poolside baseball party this weekend! Check the site for details - it's still $25 a head for all you can eat. You MUST RSVP! That means you must let us know that you are coming so that we may hold your tickets at the gate. Let all the Allen & Plano guys know that their presence is requested. If you have numbers, call and text them. It's a family affair so bring siblings (brothers & sisters) as well as friends that may be interested in playing. Let us know as soon as possible by calling/texting/emailing Mr. Kurylas.
Oh yeah! We have t-shirts on order, so all youth players get a free t-shirt, no matter on which team they played.
Four of the Maverick Youth Ruggers assisted the men's team in the absolutely hottest tournament of the year. James Kelly, Chris Kelly, Mike "Ginger" Hanawacker and Lorenzo Marconi stepped up in 103 degree oppressively humid weather and played against mens' teams. Ginger scored in our only victory over DARC. We lost a close one to MSU and then, after a hard fought battle, to the Reds. Everyone played well in the blazing sun but could tell that fitness had fallen after a month's break.
The Reds went on to play the Tongan Nation, a.k.a. the Euless Islanders, in the final. Euless went on to win both the Mudfish and Minnow division. They had at least 60 players suited up and looked very impressive, especially with some of our former Mavericks leading the team.
Next on the agenda is the AirHogs baseball pool party 8/28. Check the web site for details. This party is open to the our Allen teammates as well as any friends from other teams you wish to invite (and have $25).
After a year hiatus we have once again reserved the Helipad Pool for the Airhogs game against the Shreveport Captains on Saturday, August 28th at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie. This a great event that is open to all family and friends. Enter the 2nd Inning Cannonball Contest that is shown on the Jumbotron, take the youngsters over to the Kids Zone to burn off some energy or just lounge around in the pool and heckle the centerfielder. There will be Fireworks following the game. Cost is $25 for per person. Included in the price is a game ticket and an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet for 2 hours with hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, cookies, and beverages. Gates/Pool opens at 6:00PM. Buffet starts at 6:30PM and first pitch is at 7:05PM. Let Mr. Kurylas know if you plan on attending so we can reserve your tickets. Click here for a link to the Ballpark.
Plano Rugby has a new home field, Las Colinas Polo Club at 600 E. Royal Lane, Irving TX. They have requested a Barbarian style (mixed players from other teams) exhibition match for their new sponsor and pitch starting at 5:30, Sunday June 27. The Mavericks, being fine gentlemen and supporters of rugby, have graciously offered players for this event. It is strictly voluntary and should be lots of fun. We already have several committed and are looking for more. All are welcome, just communicate your intentions to Mr. Kelly and show up at 4:30 to the polo grounds.
This complex is 24 acres of beautifully manicured natural grass, which will be able to host on multiple fields for future events, including the NTX 7s Series Tournaments on both July 10 & 24.
Schedule of events for this Sunday, June 27th:
1. 4:30 pm - Arrive at Las Colinas Polo Club
2. 5:15pm - Play exhibition 15s match for the Polo Club Patrons
3. Immediately following rugby match there will be an Australian horse acrobatic team performing.
4. Immediately following the Australian horse acrobatic team the Las Colinas Polo Club will take to the field for their polo match.
5. All family members are encouraged to come.
6. It is BYO, tailgating is allowed, concessions & wet bar are available.