The Northern California Rugby Football Union Referees Society family and the entire rugby community are devastated by the loss of one of our own, Scott Wood, who passed away shortly after he refereed a high school playoff match hosted by the Elsie Allen Lobo Rugby club in Santa Rosa. Shortly after the match it is believed that Scott experienced a heart attack in his car while driving home. Scott was stopped at a street signal when the episode occurred. Ironically it was a former high school rugby player who happened to be behind Scott when the incident occurred, pulled Scott out of the car and tried to revive him by performing CPR. Unfortunately he nor the EMTs were successful in their attempts to revive him.
Woody was passionate about rugby and devoted his adulthood to promoting the game by refereeing, educating aspiring referees and leading the Pelicans as a NCRRS board member. Scott's ability to educate and inspire others to fall in love with our game will be his legacy. The only thing that Scott loved more than rugby was his wife Danielle and his 7 year old daughter Gemma.
We, the rugby family, have been entrusted by Scott to ensure that Gemma grows up knowing what an incredibly selfless, honorable and giving man her father was. To that end NCRRS is asking the rugby community and all of Scott's friends to support this go fund me initiative to raise funds for Gemma's college fund. NCRRS feels that Scott would appreciate knowing that his rugby family and friends stepped up to support his daughter in the same way he so selflessly stepped up to support the rugby community for so many years.