This page last updated June 2023: Charities

2022 – a covid year – short version: $7896 collected for Planned Parenthood. 
Longer version:
We usually raise a lot of money for charity a variety of ways, but the majority is from bout tickets. In 2022, we didn’t do bout tickets because we didn’t want to pack you in bleachers during the pandemic. But even without the bout tickets, and minus a few events we also use to collect dough, that’s still well over our 30% of normal years goal! But it wasn’t a normal year, was it? We usually split a bigger pile between many super worthy charities. But in 2022 we gave it all to Planned Parenthood. 

RollerCon Charities:

New in 2022:

The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

The Hawai’i Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund is providing resources that can be deployed quickly, with a focus on rapid response and recovery for the devastating wildfires on Maui. 100 percent of the funds will be distributed for community needs. More info and to donate directly:

bethematchforsqueekymeanFor 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. Look for the Be the Match booth in the vendor area! More Be the Match info (on facebook). 

Girls on Track Foundation‘s mission is to foster important life skills in girls through participation in roller derby as skaters and decision makers. Our own Ivanna (RollerCon Kingpin) serves on the founding Board of Directors with Booty Quake (Roller Derby Athletics) and Luludemon (Pivotstar Apparel), plus an advisory board made up of skaters you know well from RollerCon, too. Find out more about what GoT does and pick up your fundraiser tee at RollerCon!

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) is a charity that is dedicated to restoring safety to Native women by supporting and upholding the sovereignty of Native tribes. Not only are indigenous women murdered at far higher rates than other people, but the disappearances and murders are under-reported, inadequately investigated and tracked, and rarely covered by news media. NPR reports on new research. We support the NIWRC with the ticket money you pay for games like the Nations Champs. Find out more about their work. at

National Public Radio is an American non-profit  media organization that serves as a national syndicate to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States, and also broadcasts international content from news organizations like the BBC. Check out their news and podcasts: 

Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide. In spite of the fact that birth control and access to health care is essential to women’s lives—there are powerful people and organizations attempting to limit or deny women access to it. Find out more about what Planned Parenthood does:

thecenterlvThe 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 other activities! More info:

What do we do with the food you leave behind at RollerCon?
three square feeding americaThe 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. Please bring your unopened boxed and canned food for the barrels (and if you want to bring perishables, we put those out for the track crew, too). Thanks for helping!


Texas & Bacon count Magic Mike vs Chips tips with very, very thick gloves (Photo 2017 by Sylena Parrill)

Here’s how our charitable donations broke down for 2019:

Total $29,136  in charitable donations in 2019. 

Here’s how our charitable donations broke down for 2018:

Total $22,486 in charitable donations in 2018. With matching: $39,373

Here’s how our charitable dona2017tions broke down for 2017:
We swabbed 65 potential doners for Be the Match
We filled 3 x 50 gallon barrels of food donations for Three Square.
$ 6,050 donated to The Center LV
$ 9,040 donated  to
Planned Parenthood
$ 3,430 donated to Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
$ 1,286 donated to Women’s Refugee Commission

$ 400 donated to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) (on behalf of DNN)
$ 1,100 donated to the Sierra Club
$ 1,200 donated to National Public Radio
Total $22,506 in charitable donations in 2017.

Here’s how our charitable donations broke down for 2016:
We swabbed 370 potential doners for Be the Match
We filled 2 x 50 gallon barrels of food donations for Three Square.
$ 1,325 donated to Women’s Sports Foundation
$ 4,702 donated to Prostate Cancer Foundation
$ 6,096 donated to The Center LV
$ 5,000 donated (and triple matched to $15,000!) to Planned Parenthood
Total $17,123 in charitable donations in 2016.

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!