Brandon Garner, a local North Side Indianapolis rugby player suffered a severe injury to his spinal cord making a routine tackle in a weekend tournament on April 18, 2009.
Brandon began playing rugby at Hamilton Southeastern High School where his quickness and tenacity made him a solid contributor to his rugby team. Active on and off the field Brandon was not only a member of several athletic teams but also a member of R.O.T.C. and held several jobs.
Always wanting to push himself and improve, Brandon began spending his off seasons during high school training with a local competitive men’s team, White River RFC. The veteran players quickly noticed Brandon’s hunger to get better and his drive to be the best player on the field. Soon after joining White River RFC, Brandon established himself as a starter and key contributor to a high scoring offense. With his quick smile and his fiery spirit, Brandon brought out the best in his teammates and everyone around him.
As Brandon, his family, and his brothers of rugby face this difficult time, we ask kindly for any generosity you can spare. Below are ways that you can contribute.
WhiteRiverRugby.org is now accepting donations online via PayPal for Brandon Garner’s Fund. All donations received will go to his family for his hospital care. Donors who do not have a PayPal account can still donate using their credit card via PayPal’s secure website. We are appreciative of any and all donations.
Buy a T-shirt
White River Rugby is selling T-shirts with Brandon’s logo for just $15. Children and adult sizes are available. All proceeds of T-shirt sales will go directly to Brandon’s fund. If you are interested in purchasing T-shirts please fill out the form below.