The Honor Cup is proud to expand the strong tradition established by John Tinsley and the Liberty Cup. What began in 2007 in an initial match between NYPD and Fort Bragg ultimately evolved into a tournament focused on honoring the sacrifice and service both during and after the events of 09/11/2001. Expanding each year in size and geography, the Liberty Cup was proud to host the Metropolitan Police RFC in 2014 and the British Army Women's Rugby Club in 2016, making it a global event.
With the torch passed and the Liberty Cup retired, the Honor Cup intends to expand the mission, scope and recognition of the event by hosting the premier service rugby tournament in the world. While continuing to memorialize the events of 09/11, the Honor Cup will expand upon this mission to pay tribute to all professionals whom currently or formerly served their country and/or community. Bringing clubs together from around the US and abroad in camaraderie and competition, providing a world-class experience, and raising both awareness and financial support to charities will become the pillars of the Honor Cup.
All proceeds from the Honor Cup will be donated equally to three charities supporting military, law enforcement and firefighters / emergency medical professionals. Soon to be announced, these charities were selected because of their independent ratings and their focus on providing resources for families of service professionals injured or killed in the line of duty.
More than just a rugby tournament, the Honor Cup is a family weekend hosted in our Nation's Capital that provides other events at the beginning and end of the competition.