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Keeping Portland Weird with a Night of Ridiculous FUN(draising)

The Rose City Rollers will be hosting “Whose Jam Is It Anyway?”, an annual fundraiser on Saturday, December 1st. Proceeds from the event ensure that the organization can support Portland’s growing demand for access to derby.

 

RCR’s “Whose Jam Is It Anyway?” fundraiser represents a lighthearted break from the athleticism and competition that one typically sees on display at our venue, The Hangar at Oaks Park. Those who purchase VIP tickets are invited to attend a pre-function which will include snacks, drinks, and an art auction—even the ability to bid on becoming coach for the evening!

 

At this event, fans are invited to change the rules of the game—for a price.

 

The “shenanigans” (or rule changes) you can choose from feature low-cost items such switching teams’ players, sending skaters to the penalty box or making everyone do the chicken dance. Bigger ticket items—like “icing out” a team by opening The Hangars huge barn doors (until someone pays to close them) are available—at a cost!

 

Tickets are available through the league’s website: www.rosecityrollers.com.

 

Skaters hang out in the penalty box with our announcer, Layla Smackdown, during our 2015 Whose Jam event. Photo by Steven Price (Skippy Steve)

“It’s going to be a huge amount of very-Portland fun,” says Kathryn Howard, RCR’s Events Director. “Our fans are able to influence just about every aspect of how the game is played through their charitable donations, making for a night of absolutely ridiculous fun.”

 

“We joke that roller derby is one of the things that helps keep Portland weird,” says Stegeman. “The league’s mission to help members connect with a diverse and inclusive community and to help them realize their power both on skates and off is no joke. We hope Portland sees that, comes out for this fundraiser, and helps us to keep making the league—and the city—better.”

A referee gets a little rock’n’roll – one of the many “shenanigans” offered. Photo by Steven Price (Skippy Steve)

Press are invited to attend “Whose Jam is it Anyway”, accommodations can be made for photographers and reporters upon request. Please contact Rose City Rollers Marketing Manager, Meg Patterson, for more info.

 

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About Rose City Rollers:

 

The Rose City Rollers is 501(c)3 charitable organization that serves nearly 400 of Portland’s women and girls who want to play the team sport of roller derby, connect with an inclusive community, and realize their power both on skates and off.