Alumni had a chance to support Palmer and its rugby team
during the 2007 Sunshine Tour, Feb. 23-25 in Deerfield
Beach, Fla. The weekend began with 12 hours of continuing
education presented by Fred Schofield, D.C., Davenport ’81,
who donated all of the proceeds to the Palmer Rugby Endowment,
one of the College’s top five endowments.
Participants also watched the Palmer College’s Rugby Club
dominate two divisions and took in the annual Rugby Club v.
Palmer Olde Boys rugby team game. Scott Casteel, D.C.,
Davenport ’86, was named most valuable player (MVP) for
the Palmer Olde Boys, and Davenport Campus student Jeremy
Blackwood was named MVP for the Palmer Rugby Club.
Members of Palmer’s four National Collegiate championship
teams—from 1972, 1973, 1978 and 1979, were honored
during a special ceremony.
Next year’s seminar and rugby event will again be held in
Deerfield Beach, Feb. 22-24. For more information, go to
w3.palmer.edu/rugby. Plan to attend the 2010 Davenport
Campus Homecoming, where Palmer rugby will celebrate
its 50th anniversary.