There is a saying in the roller derby community that “Roller derby saves our souls” and for many local women, this is a fact. We are your fellow community members. We are teachers, chefs, artists, students, photographers, nurses, small business owners, moms, accountants, and herbalists among many other professions.
Because Athens Ohio Roller Derby is a 501(c)7 non-profit league, we rely on the dues of our members, fundraisers, and community sponsors to support the league and its mission to continue to bring the joy of roller derby to many local women.
When you support Athens Ohio Roller Derby, you are supporting the women of your community. We all live and work in the region and are passionate about this sport and the community support and strength we receive.
When you support Athens Ohio Roller Derby, you are also helping us give back to our community. A portion of our ticket sales for every home game goes to a local charity. On July 15, 2017, we were able to donate 10% of our Homecoming game ticket sales to My Sister’s Place, to help support our combined mission of being a support for women and families. The fact is that while Roller Derby does bring us a lot of joy, we also take a lot of joy from being a supporting pillar for our community. We volunteer as a league frequently for many local organizations and try to give back to our community as much as we can. We love our community and this is why we chose to serve locally sourced beer and food for our homecoming game. We want to support initiatives that make our community better, like the Zero Waste Initiative from Rural Action and partnering with many local businesses and organizations like the Athens Community Center.
There are so many wonderful things about our community and we would love to partner with you to help keep Athens so great. If you are interested in sponsoring our league or would like to sponsor a skater by paying her dues or insurance costs, please reach out to us through the contact us page.