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Wheelchair rugby game on hold

October 23, 2013

Orange Coast College's Bill Alvarez Memorial Wheelchair Rugby Exhibition, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed.

The Disabled Students Programs and Services group was unable to find enough players for the 10th annual match. The event will be held in the spring, but the college has not announced a date, said OCC spokesman Doug Bennett.

The rugby exhibition raises money for student scholarships and honors a popular OCC staff member, Bill Alvarez, who died nine years ago. Alvarez, who used a wheelchair after suffering a spinal cord injury, worked at the college for 14 years as coordinator of its High Tech Center, according to a news release.

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—Hannah Fry

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