Chris Ruby Cup

January 8 - 10, 2021 

Each year, the Ruby Family and our partners at Lee Canyon host the Chris Ruby Memorial Cup in honor of heroic donor Christopher Ruby.


In 2014, 20-year-old Chris lost his life in a tragic accident. He lives on through others thanks to some very special gifts he left behind. His donated tissues and corneas have saved and healed more than 80 people, including his own aunt. 


What can YOU make possible? Register as a hero today and thank you for generously supporting our lifesaving mission. Your financial contribution supports the Nevada Donor Network Foundation's "End the Wait" Campaign, which intends to establish a transplant institute in our state for Nevadans to receive lifesaving organ transplants.


2021 Chris Ruby Cup Details

DATES: FRI Jan. 8th, SAT Jan. 9th, & SUN Jan 10th
DIGITAL AWARDS: SUN Jan 10th at 3:30pm


Chris Ruby

Chris Ruby

Just 20 years old at the time of his passing, Christopher was just beginning to grow into the man his friends and family knew he would become. In high school, he was a member of the Navy JROTC. After graduating, he followed his passion for the automotive field and received an Associate’s Degree in Applied Technology. His career started at Exotic Car Works in Las Vegas, where his talents began to truly show. In addition to his exceptional work ethic, Christopher displayed an equal dedication to all things outdoors.
Despite the grief of losing his son, Christopher’s father Jeff had a mind clear enough to start thinking about how the loss of his son could better the world. The sight of his own sister on crutches helped Jeff see how that would happen. Just weeks before Christopher’s passing, his Aunt Lori had torn her anterior cruciate ligament while skiing. Christopher’s parents explained Lori’s injury to Nevada Donor Network and arrangements were made to use Christopher’s anterior cruciate ligament to repair his aunt’s injury. Lori was humbled and grateful to receive such a gift from her nephew.
Although his family will never get to see Christopher fully grow into the man they all knew he was already becoming, they are thrilled he had the opportunity to positively impact the lives of others. As the emotional scar of Christopher’s passing continues to heal, those who receive the blessings of his eyes and tissues will have a physical scar as evidence of his loving, caring, and giving spirit. And, with his aunt Lori as a proud example, physical scars sometimes are the best way to aid in healing emotional scars.
-  The Ruby Family

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