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9/11 Anniversary: Mark Bingham's Mother Set Up World Cup For Gay Rugby

Mark Bingham is a legend in the Cal Athletics community. He was president of Chi Psi, a flanker on the 1991 and 1993 national champion rugby teams, and he also tackled both the Wisconsin Badger and the Stanford Tree. After he graduated, the openly gay Bingham played for the San Francisco Fog, a rugby team that is all-inclusive (gay men, minorities, and women are encouraged to participate).

He was on United Flight 93, and was one of the ones (along with Todd Beamer, Tom Burnett, and Jeremy Glick) believed to have rushed the cockpit and force terrorists to crash the plane somewhere in Pennsylvania. Bingham's sacrifice has been honored ever since that fateful day.

Now Mark's mother has established something that her son would be quite happy to see--the Bingham Cup, otherwise known as "the World Cup of gay rugby". Yahoo has more on the story of Alice Hogaland's quest to make sure her son's legacy would never be forgotten. You can view the video after the jump too.