Earlier this year, local video production company Hawkmyer was approached by the Ottawa Wolves Bingham Cup 2020 Bid Committee, which asked the local company to help with the promotional video aspect of its campaign, aimed at bringing the Bingham Cup Tournament to Ottawa in the summer of 2020.
Hawkmyer created a lot of material for them, from teaser trailers to informative videos — some of which were presented to the International Gay Rugby Association (IGR) trustees in Amsterdam, back in June 2018.
This week, on October 4, 2018, it was announced at a press conference that Ottawa would be hosting the games in 2020! Definitely a big win for the team of Maxime Myre, Cédrik Bertrand and Clark McGillis.
The Bingham Cup will be celebrating ten years of inclusive rugby in 2020. The tournament is now one of the largest 15-a-side rugby tournaments in the world. For the City of Ottawa, conservative estimates quantify the economic impact of the tournament in the $8,050,000 to $8,750,000 range.
The Bingham Cup is held in memory of Mark Bingham. He was a member of the San Francisco Fog team who died on United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 and is credited as one of the passengers who tackled the terrorists on board, preventing the aircraft from reaching the hijackers’ intended target.