Send the Stepford Sabotage to Indiana

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Help a CT roller derby team travel to Spring Roll 2013 and kick some butts.
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Community
New Haven, Connecticut
United States
1 Team Member

Summary

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.

The Impact

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 – info@ctrollerderby.com
  • 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.

 

 

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$610USD
raised in 2 months
6% funded
No time left
Verified Nonprofit
$10,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on April 2, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Derby Love

    We'll love you, smile when we think of you, raise a glass to you at the afterparty.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $20USD
    Postcard from Indiana

    Real mail that's not a bill! If the trip is fully funded, we'll send you a postcard from Indiana; otherwise we'll send you a postcard from another exotic away-game location. The postcard will be signed by genuine roller girls.

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $50USD
    Postcard + Program Listing

    The team will send you a postcard from Indiana - they might even smooch it. You'll also have your name (or your company's name) printed in our home season program and in the Sponsors section of our website.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $100USD
    Pivot Package

    All that stuff above PLUS a free pass to come see one of our home games in New Haven, CT.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $400USD
    Lead Jammer Package

    Smooched/signed postcard from Indiana, listing in our home season program and website, and admission to ALL our 2013 home games!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Your Name In The Game

    Smooched/signed postcard from Indiana, listing in our home season program and website, admission for two to ALL our 2013 home games, AND a Sabotage skater will wear your name/your company's name on her travel jersey for the rest of the season.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
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