Clearing out Randall's Island Park.

Clearing out Randall’s Island Park.

The Village Lions is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the promotion of rugby union football in the greater New York City area.

Contributing to our community is of great importance to our club. We’ve volunteered our time helping to clean and rebuild following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy both at Randall’s Island Park and Breezy Point, Queens—one of the worst hit areas of the city.

Each year, we support our friend/teammate Martin Codyre (Cod) and his work to support those with Spinal Cord Injuries through his work with the organization Unite 2 Fight Paralysis with our annual Halloween Bash. A portion of the money raised from the night goes toward supporting the organization’s ongoing efforts to efficiently end SCI.

We also donate our unused food items to the Bowery Mission following our annual Friends & Family Day event.

We’ve also assisted with the Play Rugby USA Mayor’s Cup as well.

The Lions share compassion for our fellow neighbor in any way we can. If you have a volunteer opportunity that you’d like to share, please email Angela Corpus at