The Rose City Rollers pride ourselves on our commitment to our community. In addition to being engaged in Portland through bouts and community outreach, we also choose an organization a few times per year with whom we partner. Read more to learn about the different organizations that we have partnered with. If your organization is looking to partner with Rose City Rollers on a fun community event, please let us know by reaching out on our Connect page.
Our 2016 Bout Partner
April 10th Rosebuds and Rose Petals All-Star Travel Team Bout Partner: Skate Like A Girl PDX
Skate Like A Girl PDX’s mission is to create an inclusive community by promoting confidence, leadership, and social justice through the sport of skateboarding. To accomplish this mission we strive to empower young people, especially young women, to grow into strong, confident leaders who promote and implement social equity.
Our 2015 Bout Partners
September 11th Wreckers Bout Partner: Portland Firefighters Association, Local 43
June 6th Wreckers Bout Partner: Outside In Trans Clinic
Outside In Trans Clinic provides mental health counseling for LGBTQ youth and adults on a sliding scale fee.
April 28th Rosebuds Bout Partner: Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Big Brothers, Sig Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Our 2014 Quarterly Community Outreach Partnership
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.
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!
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.
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
B-Word Worldwide, doing business as Bitch Media, is the nonprofit organization best known for publishing the magazineBitch: 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.
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:
- Planned Parenthood
- The Rock and Roll Camp for Girls
- Project Pooch
- Portland Women’s Crisis Line
- The United Cerebral Palsy Walk/Roll
- Dove Lewis
- Ride Connection
- Oregon Humane Society
- Basic Rights Oregon
- Sisters of the Road
and many more!
Since 2014, Rose City Rollers have donated tickets to:
All Saints School
Buckman Elementary School
Chief Joseph Ockley Green School
Community Alliance of Tenants
Elders in Action
The Emerson School
Fences For Fido
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
Friends of Family Farmers
Glenwood Lauren PTO
Health Bridges International
Life Works NW
Llewellyn Elementary School
Marrion Elementary School
Mt. Tabor Middle School
NW Housing Alternatives
Portland Women’s Expo
Sacajawea Elementary School
Star Chasers 4-H Horse Club
SW Charter School
Tucker Mason School
Write Around Portland