Portland Rose City Rollers Roller Derby League Forms New Partnership with Special Olympics Oregon
Fundraising effort to support training and competition in athletics
Who: Rose City Rollers and Special Olympics Oregon
What: $1000 Donation from RCR and 1st Quarter Charity Partner Announcement
Where: Memorial Coliseum, 300 Winning Way
When: Check gifting at 1/19 Bout, and Polar Plunge Fundraiser 2/9
Why: RCR and SOOR share a mission to support athletic opportunities and our community
Portland, OR (January 15, 2013) – Join the Rose City Rollers at the January 19th Season Opener bout at the Memorial Coliseum where RCR will be handing over a $1000 check to the Special Olympics Oregon to support their shared goals for athletic opportunity for our community. “RCR is built on volunteerism, and so is to be able to give back to our community partners is so exciting. We are overjoyed to share with SOOR,” gushes RCR Executive Director Rocket Mean, aka Kim Stegeman.
RCR chooses an organization each quarter who will receive $1000 cash, a banner on display at RCR events, booth and in-arena announcements at an RCR bout to generate awareness and participation in their organization, a 1⁄2 pg ad in our bout program, and inclusion in the RCR monthly newsletter that coincides with they are featured in. RCR also continues to promote the charity on rosecityrollers.com as our Quarterly Community Outreach Partner.
As the 1st Quarter Partner, Special Olympics Oregon is also promoting their important upcoming February 9th Polar Plunge fundraiser at the RCR Season Opener. Anyone interested in joining RCR skaters to take the Polar Plunge Oregon can connect with SOOR at the upcoming bout. “Athletes dedicate their heart and souls to doing what they love, and both organizations are full of passionate folks who care not only about the sport they play, but also their teammates, coaches, support staff, volunteers, and everyone else who adds a crucial voice in the big picture,” RCR Social Responsibilities/ Outreach chair Shredher Cheese, aka Hannah Justine Heller, says. SOOR reports more than 10,000 participants from our community. Shredher continued, “I feel like RCR strives to do the same as SOOR – we support one another throughout our personal journey’s of physical fitness, emotions, courage, mental game, friendship and sense of community. We, likewise, accept one another as unique individuals who bring passion and skill to the sport of roller derby!”
About the Rose City Rollers: The Rose City Rollers develop women of attitude, athleticism and passion to play a hard-hitting sport of speed and skill. As pioneers in the rebirth of roller derby RCR continues to foster its growth. The league’s goals are to serve our community by empowering women and girls, providing entertainment for our fans and supporting charitable causes. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, formed in 2004, and a founding member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
CONTACT: Rocket Mean, aka Kim Stegeman