Our Charities

Our 2014 Quarterly Community Outreach Partnership

The 2014 Quarterly Community Outreach Partnership program is revving up for the new year! RCR partners with local charities in creative ways to support one another within our community. Recipients receive a $1,000 grant along with getting RCR involved in a fun, new way with their group. The Rose City Rollers prides itself on its community engagement, and interested organizations can submit applications including details of how they envision partnership with RCR. For more information about the Community Outreach Partner Program, or to learn about the application process, please review the Community Outreach Partner Application.

Quarter 1, 2014: First Book Portland

First Book Portland is a volunteer-driven organization which serves low-income families in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties by addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy–access to books. Rose City Rollers presented First Book with a check for $1,000 at the Season Opener on January 18th at Memorial Coliseum and collected 138 books from fans and league members for the organization. New and gently used children’s books will be collected at the Hangar at our February and March bouts.

First Book Portland check presentation


Our 2013 Quarterly Community Outreach Partners

Quarter 4, 2013:  Basic Rights Oregon 

BRO’s mission is to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories. RCR will be attending BRO’s Ignite: Get Engaged gala on October 14th to show support!



Quarter 3, 2013: Big Brothers Big Sisters

The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is “to provide children experiencing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.” Partnership with the Sports Buddies program helped allow for BBBS matches to attend the Season 8 Championship bout at the Rose Garden.


Quarter 2, 2013: Portland Women’s Crisis Line

Portland Women’s Crisis Line works towards ending domestic and sexual violence by providing confidential support services and education to empower our community. PWCL is based on values of empowerment, social justice, community education, survivor-led services, and mutual support & unity. Partnership with PWCL took place during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April of 2013.


Quarter 1, 2013: Special Olympics Oregon

Special Olympics Oregon provides year round training and competition opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. Through sport, athletes experience joy, develop life-long friendships, and learn skills for life. Special Olympics Oregon’s motto is “Training for Life.” Athletes that participate in Special Olympics perform better in school, are prepared for Fbigemployment, and are fully participating in their community. InclFbigusion and respect are the focus of Special Olympics.

The Rose City Rollers will be participating in the February 9th Polar Plunge! Join our team and help support Special Olympics Oregon, or stop by our booth at the plunge and say hello to some chilly, and brave, Rose City Rollers!

Contact ShredHer Cheese at charities@rosecityrollers.com if you’re brave enough to plunge into the Columbia River with the Rose City Rollers on February 9 for more information!

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Our 2012 Quarterly Community Outreach Partners

Quarter 4, 2012: Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division.

Rose City Rollers had an event on December 1st, 2012 with all four RCR teams playing all four Rat City Roller Girls teams at the Memorial Coliseum which the Portland Sunshine Division was benefited from the event. Here is a picture from the event.

Rose City Rollers and Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division

Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need.

Quarter 3, 2012: Bitch Media

Rose City Rollers and Bitch Media

B-Word Worldwide, doing business as Bitch Media, is the nonprofit organization best known for publishing the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.

Quarter 1, 2012: Girls INC.

Rose City Rollers and Girls INC.

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Research-based curriculum, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. The network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves 125,000 girls ages 6-18 annually across the United States and Canada.

The Rose City Rollers also support:

and many more!

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