This world traveler is in Raleigh North Carolina officiating the Raleigh Rumble wheelchair rugby tournament at the Barwell Community Center on December 3-4.
It is a well organized local tournament by the local North Carolina chapter of NSCIA, National Spinal Cord Injury Association, that has a good level of competition. They also treat the referees well. It’s just nicely organized.
I was rooming with my crazy good referee buddy, Matt Smith from Rock Hill.
I was fortunate to have the Carolina grudge game between home town favorite Raleigh vs. Charlotte. It was a tight, competitive game that Raleigh won. I got to do it with Matt. It was really fun.
Chris and Marianne had the tough first game after the Chick Fil A lunch. Good for their character.
I had the last game on Saturday with Casey of Lakeshore fame. Wheelchair Rugby is a full medal Paralympic sport and is always one of the favorites of the games. I have officiated for 26 years with a couple of light years which seemed to just be a break.
The sport gets in your blood and is not easy to get out. I love this picture because I was so excited I was probably coming out of my shoes. New Hoka one-ones.
Shout out and thanks to all the teams and organizers. It was a great weekend. Home to the littlest freewheeler.
4 thoughts on “Raleigh Rumble 2016”
Thanks for all you do.Gratitude in action.
Dawg! You are the best? I so enjoy these posts and especially you “coming out of your shoes”.
Get home safely.
Tres, thanks for sharing. Nice seeing you City Golf road last week.
You have amazing energy. Keep up the good work.