Friday, February 20, 2009

River City Roller Girls Benefit for Books on Wheels: March 22nd, 2009

March 22nd
Doors at 6:30 pm.
This is gonna be awesome! Here is a little more info about the girls...

"That is right, you read that right! Derby is ALIVE, KICKING and BRAWLING right here in RICHMOND. River City Roller Girls, or RCR, is an all-women roller derby league passionate about and dedicated to the proliferation of the sport. Who exactly is RCR and what do they do? Find all this out and more than you ever wanted to know about the girls of RCR and the strategic game of women's flat track derby.

Something exciting is happening in Richmond Virginia...Richmond's first all women's flat track roller derby association, the River City Rollergirls has begun its 4th season! We're incorporating a new format and 2 new teams in 2009. The new teams will do equal traveling to other teams across the eastern seaboard as well as 6 home games each per year. That means Richmond now has twice the amount of derby bouts per year!

Right now, we're looking for sponsorship, fundraising opportunities and possible trades as we're moving into the new 2009 Season.

If you don't know much about the River City Rollergirls, read on!

The River City Rollergirls are a non profit organization with over 60 members in the tri-city area. We support local and national charities such as, Ring Dog Rescue, Books on Wheels, Make a Wish Foundation, Stop Child Abuse Now, The Childrens Museum of Richmond, and The Richmond YWCA. We have also participated in fundraising and awareness events such as Livestrong Day, Race for the cure, Virginia Bully Walk, Punks for Presents, The Harvey Foundation, Art for Autism for the Faison school for Autism, many events at the Richmond Chapter of the SPCA animal shelter and more. Each year we're in operation, we add two new charities, so our outreach is constantly growing and changing.

In order to raise money for our charities and continue to operate as a league, we hold functions all year round. Roller Derby is one of the few all female full contact sports out there, and we're doing our best to raise awareness and get people interested in this relatively new extreme sport. We've been featured in national, regional and local publications. Just to give you an idea of the momentum behind Women's Roller Derby, it should be mentioned that its a likely pick for the 2016 olympic games, a Feature Film staring Drew Barrymore and Ellen Paige is coming out in 2009, an animated series is slated to be released in 2010, and a video game for the Playstation 3 will be released in 2009.

The River City Rollergirls have no paid employees and use only volunteers. We are able to sustain ourselves as a non profit organization solely through tax deductible donations and support from the Richmond community. We promise that you won't find any sport more action packed or a group more devoted to the community than the River City Rollergirls"