We are proud to support the Women’s Sports Foundation with most of the bout ticket income again this year, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation with Chippendales vs Magic Mike tips! The Royal Shakedown performer tips and the Vagine Regime bout ticket sales money gets donated to The Center LV LGBTQ Community Center. Our raffle money is donated to the Girl Scouts Drop In Centers of Southern Nevada. Your food donations are brought to Three Square (a Feeding America partner). This year, we’re also working with Be the Match Marrow Donor Program, as well!
Here’s how our charitable donations broke down for 2016:
- We swabbed 370 potential doners for the Be the Match bone marrow registry.
- We filled 2 giant 50 gallon barrels full of food donations for Three Square food drive.
- $ 1,325 donated to Women’s Sports Foundation
- $ 4,702 donated to Prostate Cancer Foundation
- $ 6,096 donated to the Center LV
- $ 4,891 will be donated to a charity that helps at-risk children. Help us decide which one on facebook!
Total $17,014.30 in charitable donations in 2016
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Squeaky Mean is a military wife and mother of two who plays for San Diego Roller Derby with her family – at least until she was recently diagnosed with Primary Amyloidosis. The rare blood disease is attacking her liver and kidneys, and she needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life. Without it, Squeaky could have less than two years left with her family. With it, she could be back on the track playing with them again.
For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years Be The Match ® , operated by the National Marrow Donor Program ® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world.
It only takes a few minutes and simple cheek swab to be tested. Thousands of people come to Rollercon and any one of us could be her match. Look for the Be the Match booth next to Riedell Skates in the Riedell Paradise Lobby!
More Be the Match info (on facebook).
Sign up for Be the Match volunteer booth shifts on Volgistics: new user signup
What do we do with the food you leave behind at RollerCon?
The Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls have partnered with us to deliver your food to Three Square (a Feeding America partner). Look for the Three Square barrels in the convention area to help feed hungry people in the Las Vegas area!
Three Square’s mission is to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community. They combine food banking (warehousing canned and boxed goods), food rescue (obtaining surplus or unused meats, bread, dairy and produce from hospitality and grocery outlets), and ready-to-eat meals to be the most complete food solution for Southern Nevada. Thanks for helping!
The Women’s Sports Foundation was founded in 1974 by tennis legend and pioneering advocate for sexual equality, Billie Jean King. The charity is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity. The foundation spends over $.80 of each dollar on programming and support for girls and women in sports.
- Find out more about the Women’s Sports Foundation.
- And check out one of our favorite programs – the S.H.E. Network (Sports Health Education):
Our sponsors have given us amazing stuff to help us raise money for Women’s Sports Foundation this year! We’ve got RollerCon 2016 MVP passes, custom 187 Killer Pads, RollerBones wheels and bearings, and a WHOLE LOT MORE. So stop by the Souvenir Booth on your way into RollerCon and get your tickets!
The Prostate Cancer Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research globally. We support them with your tips to the fantastic dudes of Chippendales and Magic Mike! 2016 Chippendales vs Magic Mike is scheduled FRIDAY on the main track! Advanced seating tickets always sell out, so be among the first to get them when they’re announced.
Sadly, the Girl Scouts closed their Drop In Centers. So we are polling our attendees to see if they prefer to donate to the Clark County CASA supporting organization, Fostering Futures – or to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada as a presenting sponsor of their Girls Day event at the Lied Clubhouse. Help us decide!
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada is a community-based organization that supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada. We support their efforts with our Royal Shakedown performer tips and Vagine Regime activities! More info:
Here’s how our charitable donations broke down for 2015:
$ 9,856 donated to Women’s Sports Foundation
$ 3,549 donated to Prostate Cancer Foundation
$ 1,000 donated to the Center LV
$ 2194 donated to the Girl Scout Drop In Center of Southern Nevada
$ 1,856 donated to leagues that played in WFTDA sanctioned / regulation bouts
Total $18,455 in charitable donations in 2015
In 2014 we donated $9,309 to Women’s Sports Foundation, and $1000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
In 2013 we donated $11,563 to the Women’s Sports Foundation.
In 2012 we collected $5351 for the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada Drop In Centers!