Posted July 12, 2022 in Press Releases
Over 50 rugby teams will compete across five divisions at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater
CLEVELAND - Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and the Cleveland Crusaders will host Cleveland Beach Rugby 2022 presented by The 1964 Rugby Foundation on July 16, 2022 at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Beach. First hosted in 2021, this year’s event will similarly feature 5-on-5 competitions across several divisions including contact and non-contact games.
Over 50 rugby teams featuring nearly 700 athletes from across the Midwest are registered to compete in this year’s tournament. Team divisions include men’s beach 5s, women’s beach 5s, men’s and women’s co-ed beach touch, high school boys beach 5s, high school girls beach 5s and youth beach tough rugby. Tournament winners will receive prize money.
This event is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Competitors and fans are welcome to enjoy the tournament DJ and Edgewater Beach House’s food & drink offerings while watching competition on the sandy pitches. A full schedule of events can be found here.
Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine and Physicians Ambulance will provide on-site medical coverage and EMS services, respectively, to all competitors.
This tournament is projected to generate an estimated $275,000 in economic impact for Northeast Ohio.
About Greater Cleveland Sports Commission: Since 2000, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission is responsible for attracting over 210 sporting events which provide more than $830 in economic activity to Northeast Ohio. GCSC serves to measurably improve the economy of Greater Cleveland and enrich the community by attracting, creating, managing and enhancing significant sporting and competitive events. For more information, visit clevelandsports.org.