RCR is committed to making derby accessible to all. So as we prepare for the Rosebud’s new skater intake this week, we’re excited to introduce Rent n’ Roll, a lending program that rents skates and gear to our skaters in Rosebuds.
Through Rent ’n Roll, any skater can borrow equipment they need such as skates or safety gear. Participants can use the equipment for a short period to see if they want to join derby, or they can use the equipment for the duration of their time as a Rosebud.
Between membership dues and equipment, participation in derby comes with major expenses, expenses that can hinder an otherwise promising skater from joining Rosebuds. Roller benefits youth in amazing ways by helping young skaters become more confident, engaged, and community-focused.
RCR wants to ensure that any young girl who is enthusiastic about derby – no matter what her background — can skate with the Rosebuds. RCR currently has a scholarship program to assist families with membership dues, and with the launch of Rent ’n Roll, we hope to further relieve these financial burdens and open the Rosebuds up to all.
To learn more about this program and how to access equipment, check out the Facebook page.
We’d like to extend a huge thanks to the Nike Community Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, which awarded this grant and made Rent ‘n Roll possible. With their support, RCR will continue to create a supportive and empowering community for young girls.