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Annual Keith Brown Golf Outing 2020 – Aug 13

Annual Keith Brown Golf Outing 2020 – Aug 13

Thursday, August 13th, 2020 Old Orchard Country Club, Mount Prospect, IL [see map] Check in @ 12:00 p.m. Shotgun start @ 1:30 p.m. Reception to follow. The Keith Brown President’s Cup Golf Outing will be held Thursday, August 13th, 2020, at Old Orchard County Club,...

Here for Good – Fundraiser

Here for Good – Fundraiser

As we are all on hold for rugby, we still have a small need to raise funds for items like utilities, maintenance, payroll, and insurance. We have joined Jupmode Supply’s Here for Good campaign to support small businesses and non-profits.

7s Update – Feb 28-29

7s Update – Feb 28-29

Chicago Lions Rugby are sending Men’s and Women’s 7s teams to compete at the club 7s tournament connected to the LA 7s.

Lions Awards Banquet 2020

Lions Awards Banquet 2020

In February 2020, over 120 Lions players and supporters gathered to celebrate a historic 2019 at the Annual Lions Awards Banquet.

Midwest Champions 2019

Midwest Champions 2019

Coached by Dave Clancy and Bruce Snyder, the Chicago Lions Men and Women are Midwest Champions, creating rugby history. Come and play for the Lions!

Sports Complex – J. Tyke Nollman Field

Sports Complex – J. Tyke Nollman Field

Saturday, September 21st, 2019 was a historical day for the Chicago Lions as we revealed the second completed phase of the Lions for Hope Sports Complex, the J. Tyke Nollman Field. It was a day that Lions from all generations have been waiting for; finally, we have a...

Chicago Lions Merges with Chicago Wapiti

Chicago Lions Merges with Chicago Wapiti

Chicago Lions Rugby merges the Chicago Wapiti Rugby Football Club to expand its youth programAugust 12, 2019, ChicagoThe Chicago Lions Rugby organization, established in 1964, have joined forces to expand the Chicago Lions Youth Rugby Program to include...

Lions for Hope Sports Complex Update

Lions for Hope Sports Complex Update

We want to provide you an update as we have some exciting news to share as we continue the development of the Lions for Hope Complex. Construction on the West field has been coming along nicely despite the harsh Chicago winter and the rainy past few...

Tyke Nollman Inducted to Hall of fame

We congratulate one of the great Lions, J Tyke Nollman, on his post-humous induction into the USA Rugby Hall of Fame. Tyke would have been very honored and humbled to be recognized. He was a great leader and served as Lions President for six years in the...

Interview with Patrick O’Reilly

Interview with Patrick O’Reilly

By Matt Wagner Last week, as the Lions were preparing for a regular-season test against Metropolis in Minneapolis, I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down with Patrick O’Reilly during the team’s training session. We talked about his time playing...

Grey Lions at 50th Aspen Ruggerfest

Grey Lions at 50th Aspen Ruggerfest

Above: Chicago Lions Rugby group (click to enlarge) The Chicago Grey Lions played in Aspen for the 50th Ruggerfest with a strong contingent of players and supporters totaling almost 75. Fortunately or unfortunately, we had more supporters than players. It...

Lions selected as Collegiate All-Americans

Lions selected as Collegiate All-Americans

Congratulations to the 7 Lions players who were acknowledged by USA Rugby as collegiate All-Americans yesterday. Well done to: Nick Feakes (Lindenwood University) Tyler Sousley (Indiana University) Brady Gent (Davenport University) Alex Dorrier (Indiana...

Lions Reach National Semi Finals

Lions Reach National Semi Finals

Reaching the semi-final, the Lions have laid a solid foundation for future success and have in the words of many old boys, restored the roar.

Jay “Tyke” Nollman Memorial Fields

Jay “Tyke” Nollman Memorial Fields

In April, a group of Chicago Lions attended a dedication ceremony at LaSalette Academy in Georgetown, Illinois. The ceremony marked the official dedication of the Jay "Tyke" Nollman Memorial Fields. The day’s event was capped off with an unveiling of the monument,...

Lions Help the Sport From the Ground up

Lions Help the Sport From the Ground up

Children and High Schoolers in Illinois are beginning to learn to play the game of rugby from an early age thanks to the efforts of many Chicago Lions. These Chicago Lions that we would like to recognize are: Arlington Stallions Rugby Club – Paul Bergman and Fernando...

Keith Brown: One of a Kind, and One of Our Own

Keith J. Brown passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 after a battle with Melanoma skin cancer. He was Executive Vice President at Klaff Realty, LP, a private Chicago-based real estate investment firm that specializes in the acquisition of distressed...