250 players, 30 coaches and hundreds of parents and siblings packed the Virginia Beach Sportsplex this evening for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Rush Fest. Celebrating it's 5th year, the 2012 Rush Fest, originally created for the U12 age group, will feature 15 teams from various Rush clubs across the country.
Tonight's opening ceremony opened with Master of Rush Raps, Tyler Benham, putting on a grandiose show as the Virginia Rush attendees swarmed his stage with painted faces, waiving flags and tons of enthusiasm for the upcoming week.
Master of Ceremonies, known only as Chris P, from Wisconsin, welcomed the attendees and challenged them to keep on the legacy that has been set by great Rush players of the past.
The U14 Rush Select team was in attendance for the Opening Ceremony and shared why playing for the Rush Select is important to them.
The ever popular ping-pong ball live draw was a big hit and the schedules look to have some great matchups in the coming days.
Games kick off at 9:00am Tuesday morning for the boys and 10:30 for the girls. Game schedules are below.