To promote the growth and development of the game of Rugby




In January 2006, the Morris Lions started a memorial scholarship fund, ‘The Gibby’, to honor the memory of their teammate David Gibson.

David was a charter member of our Montville youth rugby program which was started in 2000 and he played for the Lions as a high school freshman in 2003 through his junior year in the spring of 2005.

A young man committed to his love of life, family, friends and sports, David was passionate about his rugby, fully engaged with his teammates, coaches and practice time necessary to improve his skills, never taking anything lightly.  Mediocrity never entered the fabric of his being; it was always the pursuit of excellence.  During the competition, he was unwavering in supporting his teammates, with the philosophy “I’ve got your back!”  He was the consummate competitor.

The Scholarship
Since 2006, a scholarship award has been presented to a deserving senior on the Morris Lions Boys team at the end of their spring season. In 2014, Morris Rugby expanded the scholarship to award both a boy and girl from the U-18 Lions teams. The scholarship is intended to be used towards furthering the recipient's academic or rugby career.

Selection of award recipient shall include:

  • Leadership
  • Commitment
  • Dedication
  • Club Involvement
  • Awarding of Scholarship

All seniors are eligible. Finalists will be nominated by coaches with final determination to be decided by scholarship committee.

In addition to the scholarship, a plaque will be given to a deserving player on the U-16, U-14 and U-12 teams to a player who shows the attributes of the same criteria.  The scholarship is awarded each year at the annual "Gibby's Day".

How to Donate

Please make checks payable to:

David Gibson Memorial Scholarship Fund
mail to:
Scholarship Administrator
Morris Rugby
139 Old Changebridge Road
Montville, NJ 07045

Gibby on the Web

Everything Gibby website(link is external)

The Internal Revenue Service recognizes The Morris Rugby Corp. as an eligible nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Accordingly gifts, contributions and grants to The Morris Rugby Corp. may be tax deductible under U.S. federal or state law.

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