For 17 years, the Albatross Rugby Club has called Storm Lake home. Though the faces on the team have changed, the men of the Albatross have loved their involvement with the sport of rugby and the Storm Lake community. That is why they decided to give back to the community that has embraced them.
On Nov. 29, several members of the Albatross set out to spread the word and joy of rugby at East Elementary School in Storm Lake.
Through the cooperation of Carol Havens, the physical education teacher at East, three members of the Albatross Rugby club were able to speak in front of the first and third grade class.
The rugby players were able to demonstrate to the children some of the basic rules of rugby, display some of the various moves and plays and even show the children some basic passing techniques and allow the students to try it as well.
Albatross president Mike Keith stated, "We've called Storm Lake home for many years and now we just want to give back to the community that has embraced us."
Fellow Albatross members Loren Brake and Buena Vista University student and Albatross warrior Daryl Grove accompanied Keith at East.
Read the rest of this article in the 12/12 Pilot Tribune.