Portland, OR (April 14, 2010) – The Rosebuds, youth league of the Rose City Rollers (RCR), a
501c(3) nonprofit, are hosting their first ever celebration of Global Youth Day with a special bout on
Sunday, April 18th against Seattle’s I-5 All-Stars. In addition to being a wonderful youth sporting
event, the bout will represent a major partnering of organizations committed to Portland’s youth
including: Girl Scouts, Oregon Tradeswomen, Skate Like a Girl, and Siren Nation. Together we will
give the community the opportunity to see the terrific talents, startling skills, and fantastic feats that
young ladies are capable of and all in honor of Global Youth Day.
This will be an afternoon of girl power as friends, family and fans cheer on the Northwest’s budding
derby stars! We will also be offering a derby 101 course prior to the bout and tabling opportunities for
our partner organizations to share who they are and what they do.
Event Information: Heather Wilkinson: 503-375-4943 Erica Stillman: 651-214-7464
The Rose City Rose Buds is an organization providing opportunities for personal growth and
development of budding female youth athletes in our community. By teaching the exciting sport of Jr.
Roller Derby we strive to encourage teamwork, confidence, sportswomanship and fun among young
About the Rose City Rollers
The Rose City Rollers are women of attitude, athleticism and passion, playing a hard-hitting sport of
speed and skill. We were pioneers in the rebirth of roller derby and continue to foster its growth. Our
goals are to serve our community by empowering women, providing entertainment for our fans and
supporting charitable causes. We are a 501c3 non-profit, formed in 2004, and a founding member of
the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.