Sponsored Skate for SportsAid

By · May 30, 2012 · Filed in PR Events

On Saturday 16th June, skaters from Fierce Valley Roller Girls will join forces with roller derby leagues from all over the country to raise money in a sponsored skate for SportsAid – a charity supporting the young British athletes of tomorrow.

To celebrate the London 2012 Olympics, Severn Roller Torrent from Gloucester were keen to organise a fundraising event that would raise awareness of their chosen sports charity, and also let the roller derby community pull together to reach their sponsorship goal. Over 60 roller derby leagues across the UK have been invited to take part over the weekend of 16th and 17th June by hosting their own event, and FVRG are proud to announce that they are one of them.

Skaters from Fierce Valley Roller Girls are always on the look-out to show the local community that roller derby is a great way to exercise and have fun at the same time – so needless to say everyone is extremely excited about the event! Although Roller Derby is still very young in the UK, through the dedication and commitment of league members nationwide, it has become the country’s fastest growing sport. The welcoming community of Roller Derby has brought so many women back into the arena of competitive sport, or encouraged them to enter it for the first time.

The FVRG sponsored skate will be held in Grangemouth Sports Complex on Saturday June 16, 5pm – 9pm and is open to the public. Reps from both the female league and junior league, Fierce Valley Roller Cubs, will be at the event to answer any questions about roller derby and how you can get involved. Seating and light refreshments will be available for spectators – make sure to cheer nice and loud to keep the skaters motivated!

All donations to SportsAid are gratefully received. To donate online, please visit the official JustGiving page. If you would prefer to donate in person, SportsAid sponsorship forms will be available on the day.

Sponsored Skate Flyer

Image courtesy of Severn Roller Torrent