Rugby for Research

Rugby for Research is an annual charity youth rugby festival hosted by the Chillicothe Rugby Football Club.

Funds raised are donated to a charity selected annually by the players.

For 2019, funds raised will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in memory of Alexis Encinas.

This is the fourth year supporting suicide prevention and the ninth year overall for the festival.

Saturday May 4, 2019


CRFC Rugby Pitch behind Chillicothe Jr. High (914 West Truitt Avenue, Chillicothe, IL)

  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Kids Zone with playground equipment and space for touch rugby
  • Small bleachers on main pitch (bring chairs if you can)
  • Voluntary donations collected at the gate

Match Schedule

Other Activities

  • Small Business Showcase (dozens of craft and specialty item vendors)
  • Kids Zone
  • Food, Beverages, and Snacks
  • Commemorative T-Shirts
  • Large Silent Auction (donate items)
  • 50/50 Raffles

Order a 2019 T-Shirt

Must order by noon on April 26 to assure delivery at the event on May 4. Shirts ordered late will not be mailed and must be picked up at High 5 in Chillicothe.

Featured Auction Item

Among the many auction items available is a signed collectible jersey Northampton Saints replica jersey signed by members of the 2016 team, including USA Eagles players Samu Manoa and Cam Dolan.

Silent Auction Donation

We accept donations of gift cards, craft items, household items specialty products, novelty items, memorabilia, and more. Every little bit helps!

Donate Auction Item(s)

Organizations Supported