Annual Maffie Memorial Rugby Tournament scheduled for April 9

By a citizen of the canton

On Saturday 9th April the Curry College men’s rugby team will host their annual Maffie Memorial Rugby Tournament in memory of the late Anthony Maffie of Canton.

At just 22 years old, Maffie died suddenly in his sleep in 2019 from Sudden Unexplained Death Due to Epilepsy (SUDEP). His passing left a giant hole in the hearts of his family and friends, not just in Canton but in Curry, where he was studying for a nursing degree and had previously played rugby.

Eight teams are scheduled to take part in the tournament, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at Curry College in Milton.

All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit organization that ensures that people with seizures can participate in all of life’s experiences while working to prevent, control and to cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy and service. .

On the foundation’s wall of remembrance, Maffie is remembered as a “darling son, cousin, nephew and faithful friend and truest big brother to Austin.” His smile was contagious, his bear hugs legendary.

Those unable to attend but still wish to donate to the cause can do so by visiting the tournament’s GoFundMe page at For more information about the Epilepsy Foundation, visit

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