Seattle Derby Brats has experienced exponential growth since its inception, and continues to grow as more girls discover the thrill of roller derby. And when girls join our SDB family, their parents usually “join” as well through participation in numerous social events and volunteer opportunities. Whether a derby expert or new to the sport, parent volunteers are the life blood of our organization, serving as coaches, referees, team parents and on our active Board of Directors. SDB maintains financial stability with revenue derived from a variety of sources, including membership fees, merchandise sales, bout admission, and fundraising. Our fundraising efforts include: corporate sponsorship; skater-driven events, such as skate-a-thons and bake sales; and raffles, which are held at Rat City Rollergirls’ home bouts.
Seattle Derby Brats is committed to every girl. We won’t ever turn a girl away due to lack of financial means. 11% of our 2013 skaters receive need-based scholarships. SDB has also covered additional costs to ensure that finances are never a barrier to participation. For example, we’ve paid for insurance fees, concussion testing fees, and equipment. We recently purchased skates for a girl who’d been playing on ancient ones held together by duct tape because her family couldn’t afford to replace them, and we purchased protective gear for a junior referee who couldn’t afford it. A volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Seattle Derby Brats truly commits our resources to our programs and our kids.
We are an entirely volunteer-run organization that relies on community support to reach our fundraising goals. Our current fundraising activities include public bouts, 50/50 raffles, a skate-a-thon, for which skaters request individual per lap or flat support, and bake sales for our travel team, the Galaxy Girls. The Seattle Derby Brats is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization that empowers girls to be strong, healthy and confident. We do this through a supportive, inclusive community teaching junior roller derby.
Seattle Derby Brats is looking for a new home. Our current practice space is being torn down and we are raising money to purchase a new facility. We want to have a permanent home for our league so we can serve our diverse community of skaters for years to come. Please consider making a donation today!
Where your donation goes; Your donation goes toward the purchase of a new facility or toward our operating expenses for the 2019-2020 Season.
What are our operating expenses? Operating expenses include renting track time for practices and bouts, medics from Seattle Children’s Hospital during full contact practices and all bouts, and scholarships for skaters. Seattle Derby Brats provides 10% of it’s skaters with full scholarships every year. We currently serve over 170 skaters age 8-18 in the greater Seattle area.
Do you know about an available clear span warehouse space (min 95'x118') in the metropolitan Seattle area? Send info @ SeattleDerbyBrats.com