DC Rollergirls' Fundraiser:

DC Rollergirls Warehouse

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wow! Almost to $9,000! http://bit.ly/XgbYqv

via Crowdrise 12 months ago

BENEFITING: DC ROLLERGIRLS

THE STORY:

DC Rollergirls Need a Warehouse!

If you’ve ever seen it, you know how important it is. That “it” is roller derby-and it’s amazing. DC women of all backgrounds come together each week to exercise, organize and build an unprecedented community of support with one another. We’re a nonprofit run exclusively by skaters with day jobs, kids and commitments. We do it to fill a void in the DC community where women can compete at a high athletic level and entertain DC locals through games that cost a fraction of other DC sports ticket prices.

Since the DC Rollergirls first strapped their skates on in 2006, we have been fighting for a home. We’ve skated in parking garages, on concrete, at Hains Point dodging cars and at every roller rink and sportsplex between Reston and Rockville. We’re lucky enough to be able to bout at the DC Armory, but we can’t afford to also practice there. Without a permanent practice space, we’re unsure of our future as DC’s premier Roller Derby league.

We’re not hanging up our skates just yet, because with your help we have a sustainable solution.

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We need $25,000. We’ve been saving up for years but as most of you know, DC rent is sky high, and we just can’t afford to rent a warehouse.

Why it’s Sustainable: Once we have a warehouse home, our overhead costs will reduce dramatically. We’ll be able to consolidate the money we now spend on rentals into one space that we have access to 24/7, thereby saving hundreds of dollars each month. Also, we’ll be able to raise funds through our proposed rec league, junior league, hosted scrimmages with local leagues and skating workshops.

What we will do with our warehouse:

Practice! Did you know that the DC Rollergirls have 6 teams?This season, our DCRG All-Stars played an amazing 20 bouts! They skyrocketed from starting the season ranked 11th in the WFTDA Eastern Region to coming out of the WFTDA Eastern Regional Playoff Tournament in 6th place (out of nearly 40 teams in the region)! Our “B” team, the Capital Offenders, currently are unable to find practice space to skate together more than once or twice right before a bout. Having a warehouse space for practice would mean the continued rise of our All-Stars! Our four home teams, The Cherry Blossom Bombshells, The DC DemonCats, The Majority Whips and Scare Force One need a place to practice, too!

Junior League: Roller derby is a growing sport and we want to make sure that it continues growing. Having a dedicated warehouse space means we can launch a Junior League, raising the next batch of rollergirls. Roller derby is a tough team sport that teaches women and girls to be powerful in their own bodies. We want to be able to share that with the girls in our community.

Recreational Derby: Right now, DCRG is a highly competitive league that requires A LOT commitment. Skaters must pass through several rigorous tryouts before they get to skate with DCRG. The solution? Our newly formed Rec League. A recreational roller derby league will allow skaters to learn derby from current and retired DCRG skaters and keep fit!

Workshops and Scrimmages: Roller Derby is an international community. Our warehouse will allow us to reach out to roller derby leagues up and down the East Coast and around the world. We will be able to host training workshops and invite teams to scrimmage and play us anytime, on our own turf.

Community Outreach: DCRG is looking for community partners, too. We would love to be able to open our warehouse to different community groups who need space!

 

We're a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization so your donation is tax-deductible.

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The Bottom Line

Roller Derby Saved My Soul: If you don’t know anyone who plays roller derby, you might think this is a little over the top. You would be wrong. DC Rollergirls is a lifeline to our skaters. Roller derby takes over our lives - in the best possible way.

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Sponsorships
Every little bit helps, but if your business would like to help in a substantial way we have some special options to consider. Every donation, no matter how big or small, will receive a personalized thank you on our Facebook page.

Sponsor Packages: 


$500
-Special promotion and thanks on our social media network of over 10,000 fans
-Autographed league photo in a frame

$1,000
-Special promotion and thanks on our social media network of over 10,000 fans
-Autographed league photo in a frame
- Season tickets for 1 to our bouts in season 8
-Free banner promotion at the warehouse and all home bouts

$5,000
-Special promotion and thanks on our social media network of over 10,000 fans
-Autographed league photo in a frame
- Season tickets for 2 to our bouts
-Free banner promotion at the warehouse and all home bouts
-a private skate party for you, your customers and your friends featuring the DC Rollergirls at the warehouse

$10,000
-Special promotion and thanks on our social media network of over 10,000 fans
-Autographed league photo in a frame
- Season tickets for life!
-Free banner promotion at the warehouse and all home bouts
-We’ll name our warehouse after your company

More
-talk to us. We’re all ears. email scarlet.osnap@gmail.com

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Individual donations of over $1,000
-You'll each get a picture taken with the league printed, signed and framed
-Season tickets for 2 to our bouts in season 8


Lastly, you’re all invited to the thank you party we’ll have at our brand new warehouse space once we successfully complete this project!
 

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To This Fundraiser

$25,236

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Scare Force Two

    $25

  • Go Buckeyes!

    $100

  • Emilie

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Love Derby

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sarah and Jack

    $25

  • Sashion Victim

    $25

  • Minty

    $1,000

  • Stat Man

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Hawkamania

    $100

  • bebe

    $10

  • Athena's by Erin

    $85

  • DC Rollergi... at Shamrock Fest

    $266

  • Hammer Jackie

    $20

  • Sledgebu...

    $20

  • Jessica Mozas

    $10

  • Nellie Fly

    $50

  • Rose Byrne

    $50

  • Amanda Barcus

    $15

  • Geoffrey Farris

    $10

  • The Wicked Witch of the Midwest

    $25

  • Laura M

    $50

  • Soley

    $50

  • SLUDGE

    $20

  • Hanky Spanky

    $1,210

  • Carol Wayman & Elizabeth Carswell

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Bookstore Movers

    $100

  • Kelly Bowers Massage Therapy

    $100

  • Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars Jump Rope Team

    $100

  • Crossfit Annandale

    $25

  • March Bout Fans

    $468

  • Chewie

    $30

  • Bethanny Karn

    $50

  • Stephanie Lincoln

    $50

  • Todd A. Belinky

    $500

  • Front Porch frederic... Magazine

    $25

  • 4/27 bout fans

    $230

  • Eric S

    $25

  • Sean Hale

    $25

  • T FSRD

    $20

  • SandyCat

    $25

  • Mark Webster

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Mom & Pop Assault E Sailor

    $100

  • The Construc...

    $100

  • DCRG Pit Crew Donation

    $300

  • Maduro

    $250

  • Beth Delaney

    $100

  • Brian Moelk

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • 5/18 bout fans

    $42

  • Miss Matching Donor

    $1,000

  • Massagon...

    $30

  • Potbelly's Dupont Circle

    $13

  • E

    $50

  • Jaime Cullen

    $25

  • Atlanta points pledge

    $109

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • matching donation

    $150

  • Lance Hrivnak

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $635

  • ShutterT...

    $100

  • Bebe

    $20

  • Travel Courts

    $66

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Many Creative Gifts LLC

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • ShutterT...

    $164

  • Detto

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Hooah!

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Margie Kirschbaum

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mom & Dad Rot 'n Bury

    $25

  • Erin's mom

    $100

  • Shi Mo!

    $10

  • Kitty St. Maims and Wreck Support

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • December bout

    $49

  • General Tso Fine

    $10

  • Diana

    $100

  • Cecily and Chris Walters

    $10

  • Kim Deal With It

    $25

  • Beth's Mom

    $100

  • jschott

     

  • Notorious EMT

    $100

  • Val Vilott

    $25

  • 1/18 bout fans

    $200

  • February Bout Fans

    $50

  • Katherine Peters

    $100

  • Candace N

    $10

  • Matching Donor!

    $1,000

  • Super Secret Matching Angel

    $2,127

  • Brooklyn & ICE

    $50

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Donor Comments

Brooklyn & ICE

Brooklyn & ICE

DONATION: $50

Wishing DCRG continued success! 3 weeks ago

Super Secret Matching Angel

Super Secret Matching Angel

DONATION: $2,127

2 months ago

Matching Donor!

Matching Donor!

DONATION: $1,000

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Candace N

Candace N

DONATION: $10

2 months ago

Katherine Peters

Katherine Peters

DONATION: $100

In tribute to Kelly Martin, who has designs on one fabulous DC Rollergirl in particular. Go Melanie! 2 months ago