This year’s BabbFest will be held on April 22nd, 2017. Check out the Facebook event page for more tournament details.
The ORSU women host an annual round robin-style tournament, “BabbFest”, that brings together women’s and collegiate rugby teams from all over the Pacific Northwest. Originating from the traditions of ORSU’s previous tournament Jesterfest, and formerly called the Jester Round Robin, and in 2010 the tournament was renamed the Lindsay Babb Jester Round Robin, or “BabbFest”.
Named in remembrance of extraordinary Jester Lindsay Babb, BabbFest is a celebration of the spirit of rugby – the heart that it takes to hit the pitch for some tough play and come out grinning at the end of it all. Like Babb always did, the tournament promotes a day of good hard-running women’s rugby, followed by a friendly social where teams can mingle and celebrate their efforts.
We also take this opportunity to honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and to highlight the resources offered by our community partner Raphael House of Portland. For more DV resources, visit Raphael House’s website; their crisis line is 503-222-6222.