Although Rugby is a simple sport of cleats and gumshields, having the proper equipment was also difficult. Our club grown from 9 girls, to 14 girls and 18 boys and with that growth, equipment is essential. Our girls and boys practiced with "Betty Blue." A giant blue blocking dummy used in football. We used it for tackle practices. Betty Blue always got injured. In fact, Betty Blue was patched with silver duct to prevent the tiny spongy cubes from dislodging itself from each tackle. After every session we found ourselves taping the bag for another round of tackling and in hopes that it does not break. Eventually to salvage the bag we would soft tackle amongst each other and only deliver big hits with betty blue. We would use penny jerseys to mark, start and stop markers for speed and agility workout. These were the only equipment our Rugby club had.
Select Dedicated Solution sponsored new rugby equipment for the Laredo Catan Youth Rugby Club. Their sponsorship brought much joy and cheers. When news broke to the club, everyone leaped for joy and cheers. The new equipment helps prevent injury, enhance the safety of tackling, and enables the youth to practice at full capacity or in other words play at their full potential. Because of Select DS each youth team, have their own 3 sets of the real tackling dummies, agility cones, speed markers, a set of ruckers and a scrum machine to engage upon. The equipment has been such a blessing to our club and it definitely has up our game to the next level.
Mr. Garibay said this, "We are more than happy to sponsor the equipment, so as long as you are good stewards with the equipment as we have, with the things Select DS has been blessed with."
We thank Select DS for their sponsorship and this life lesson. Whether it is time, money or talent, we are to "be the best stewards over those things we have been blessed with."