CT RollerGirls is a not-for-profit women’s roller derby league and a nationally-ranked member of the WFTDA. Our skaters and officials do not get paid – everyone volunteers her time, and everyone pays dues to the league and is responsible for her own equipment and travel expenses. Our travel team, the Stepford Sabotage, has an opportunity to compete against teams from all over the country at this year’s Spring Roll tournament in Fort Wayne, IN – but first we have to get there!
What We Need
A team of 14 skaters, 2 alternates, and 2 coaches need to fly from New Haven to Ft. Wayne, IN and stay there for 4 nights. We estimate this will cost about $800 per person, or $14,400. The team also has to pay a $450 fee to participate in the tournament. Throw in food and local transportation, and we’re talking about a $16,000 weekend.
So, why do we want to go? Because we love playing roller derby, and we want the opportunity to learn from teams we don’t normally get to play in our region. Plus, we’ll get to share the awesomeness of CT RollerGirls with the rest of the country!
All money raised through this Indiegogo campaign will defray the cost to the individual skaters. If we raise more than we need, the overage will be applied to the rest of the Stepford Sabotage’s travel season; this year the team has games scheduled in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Maine.
Our skaters and officials do not get paid – everyone volunteers her time, and everyone pays dues to the league and is responsible for her own equipment and travel expenses. These are not independently-wealthy women: they are teachers, dog groomers, nurses, students, personal trainers, and stay-at-home moms who love the sport of roller derby and the sense of self-empowerment that comes along with it. These ladies invest 6-10 hours or more per week training, practicing, and doing committee work to keep their team running. Please give them a hand so they can keep kicking ass.
Other Ways You Can Help
- Tell your friends about this campaign!
- Do you live near Ft. Wayne? Can some sweaty roller girls crash on your couch for a few days? Email us – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Do you live near New Haven, CT? Come to one of our home games! Cheer us on, enjoy cupcakes and beer, and spend an awesome Saturday night with the coolest kids in town.