More than US$110,000 raised for charity at the 13th Fatboy 10s Rugby Tournament 2016Sep262016
Tanner De Witt was extremely proud to sponsor and participate in the 13th Fatboy 10s Rugby Tournament held in the Philippines in September this year. The goal of this tournament is to raise awareness of the sport of rugby in the Philippines and also to raise money to support good causes in the local community including medical missions to underprivileged areas. Both of these targets were achieved this year as noted by Alun Grassick, Chairman of competing team The Pot Bellied Pigs RFC: “It was clear from the rugby on the Saturday that the standard of rugby in the Philippines across all teams is much higher than it was, say, four years ago. This was evidenced by the fact that the top eight teams in the tournament were all based in the Philippines!”
Having raised in excess of US$110,000 (final figure to be confirmed) for these local causes, the teams also had a lot of fun under the heat of the South East Asian sun, some also enjoying a day of golf the day before the tournament.
Lito Ramirez – Poster Boy for Phillippines Rugby in Hong Kong
Another success story to come of this initiative is 21 year old Lito Ramirez who has scored tries at Hong Kong Stadium enjoying fame as the first home grown player to represent the Philippines at last year’s Olympic Sevens Rugby qualifiers in Hong Kong; Lito is a direct beneficiary of the work and commitment of the members of the Fatboys community and a symbol of the good work they do. For the full SCMP article, please read Saved from the dark side: how Hong Kong’s rugby ‘Pigs’ are giving Philippine street kids a chance.