Community Service


SVRG Decorates a Tree for Christmas in the Park

Posted on December 1st, by demonic in Community Service. Comments Off

On November 26th, the Silicon Valley Roller Girls decorated a tree for San Jose’s Christmas in the Park, which is located at Plaza De Cesar Chavez.  The tree was adorned with ornaments, handmade by SVRG skaters.

Each year, Plaza De Cesar Chavez is transformed into a holiday wonderland that represents communities and businesses in San Jose.  Christmas in the Park is open daily from 9am to midnight, so check out the entertainment, enjoy a hot chocolate, and take a look at SVRG’s tree!


STRIKE!

Posted on November 30th, by demonic in Community Service, Off the Rink, Silicon Valley Roller Girls. 2 comments

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls spent a very special Thanksgiving with West Valley Community Services at Bowlmor Lanes in Cupertino, ensuring that many area low-income families had a day worthy of being thankful for.

Satan’s Kitten, Stevie Knickers, and Absolutely Scabulous served a beautiful Thanksgiving lunch (on roller skates of course!) alongside other Silicon Valley notables, including United Way CEO Carole Leigh Hutton, Assemblyman Paul Fong, Cupertino Mayor Kris Wang and Saratoga Councilwoman Jill Hunter.

Smash N' Burn, Mongoose, Latin Crippler, Lindsay Lohanded, Catherine Beata Bones, and Cannonball Iztik worked the food line and refilled drinks, while Donna Diggler cheered families on at the bowling lanes, and Postal Servix and Beth Sentence handed out SVRG giveaways to children.

The girls were welcomed with open arms and were provided a bowling pin to sign, which will be displayed in Bowlmor’s special case alongside pins ... Read More »


Thank you for making the SVRG Red Cross blood drive a success!

Posted on August 30th, by demonic in Community Service, Silicon Valley Roller Girls. 1 Comment

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls had a huge turnout at this past
Saturday’s Red Cross Blood Drive with 28 completed blood donations.
There were so many additional donors available that some walk-ins
weren’t able to be taken in and had to be booked for other blood
drives. Staff from the Red Cross said it was the biggest turnout the
donation bus had ever seen!

SVRG wants to thank everyone who participated in the event to help
save lives, especially our donors and staff who helped to keep the
event running smoothly.  Many SVRG skaters also gave blood, including
Mauly Anna, Belle Wringer, Tennessee Smitan, Avida Sane!, Jene’mesis,
Catherine Beata Bones, Aim De Kill, Scait Riot, Smack Dahlia,
Pandamonium, the injured Saucy Monstrosity, and referee Teddy Wreckspin.

SVRG is already planning a bigger event to allow us to host more
donors for next year. ... Read More »


SVRG Helps Sacred Heart Pack-a-Back for Schoolkids

Posted on August 13th, by demonic in Community Service. 1 Comment

Over the past two Fridays, the Silicon Valley Roller Girls helped 1,600 needy children get backpacks full of school supplies for the coming school year. MaulyAnna, Frida Khill*ya, Smack Dahlia, Avida Sane, Sasha Degrader, Donna Diggler, Zootown Throwdown, Lizapalooza, and Raci Nikkers spent time packing the backpacks full of paper, notebooks, markers, calculators, USB drives, and other grade-appropriate supplies. Belle Wringer, Retox Fox, and Latin Crippler helped direct traffic and assist children in choosing their backpacks. We were happy to see so many children get the supplies they need to start another year of learning!


SVRG builds with Habitat for Humanity

Posted on August 8th, by demonic in Community Service. Comments Off

By Stevie Knickers

On Friday, August 6th, SVRG traded in our helmets for hard hats as we joined Habitat for Humanity on a build in Morgan Hill. Stevie Knickers, Raci Nikkers (no relation), Brigid Fitch, Peter Fondle, Bitch Puddin', Toasty Bunz, and Minister of Sinister arrived at 8 a.m., and after a brief orientation, we picked up our hammers and got to work. The day was hot and a lot of work, but in true SVRG style, we filled it with laughs, smiles, and, of course, lots of photos. At the end of the day, we stood back to admire our handiwork and were filled with pride knowing we had helped put up every exterior wall to someone's new home. It was a great day and an experience not soon forgotten.


Derby hurts; give blood! SVRG hosts Red Cross blood drive at San Jose Skate Aug. 28

Posted on August 4th, by demonic in Community Service. 1 Comment

Giving blood saves lives! SVRG will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Saturday, August 28, from 9 am to 3 pm at San Jose Skate. Refreshments will be provided by Vitamin Water and Larabar.

The Red Cross will be taking appointments online. Visit:

http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation

and enter the sponsor code: skate

All donors will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card from Best Buy--awesome!


SVRG spends a productive evening at RAFT

Posted on June 11th, by demonic in Community Service, Silicon Valley Roller Girls. Comments Off

By Spankin' Firecracker

On Thursday, June 3rd, several members of the Silicon Valley Roller Girls volunteered at the Resource Area for Teachers in Sunnyvale. SVRG had a great time sorting school supplies. From wildly wacky children's stories to deliciously attractive stickers, the team had their hands full of fun. While some of the girls sorted books, others made sticker stacks, butterfly packets, and box patterns. It was a very productive evening! The sorted, processed, and packaged materials are shipped to the RAFT store, where products can be bought by teachers at extreme bargins. For example, a teacher can purchase 12-15 books for their classroom for only 25 cents--what a deal! Having helped out at RAFT several times, we are looking forward to the next opportunity.


SVRG builds with Habitat for Humanity

Posted on May 23rd, by demonic in Community Service, Silicon Valley Roller Girls. 2 comments

by Satan's Kitten, Community Service Head

On May 8, members of the Silicon Valley Roller Girls worked alongside the families receiving the six homes on this lot in Morgan Hill for their 'Women's Build." Lizapalooza, Peter Fondle, CynTax, Mauly Anna, Brigid Fitch, Zen, Tennessee Smitan, Blanca Basura Barbie, Jema, and Satan's Kitten represented SVRG at the work site. We dug ditches for foundations, hammered in rebar and built guides for the foundation to be poured, raised walls, and other labor-intensive work.

The proceeds from our July 10th bout will be going towards this build and we're hoping to volunteer again with them before the year is out. Anyone interested in getting involved with Habitat for Humanity should check out:
www.habitatsiliconvalley.org .


Support SVRG Affiliate Cecil B. De Shill on his Bike Trek to End AIDS

Posted on May 8th, by demonic in Community Service. Comments Off

We at SVRG are very fortunate to have amazing and kind people who donate much of their time to helping our league succeed. Rhett Aultman, aka Cecil B. De Shill, has been helping to film our bouts for a long time now, most recently working with a crew from CreaTV to bring SVRG to a wider fan base through public access television.

Rhett will be participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from SF to LA.  The money he raises during this trek will be donated to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Please consider donating to Rhett's mission as he has so kindly given so much to us. You can read more about Rhett's mission and donate on his personal page here.


SVRG helps local men Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Posted on April 25th, by demonic in Community Service, Silicon Valley Roller Girls. Comments Off

This past Wednesday, amidst the cold rain and hail, members of the Silicon Valley Roller Girls joined the YWCA's annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in downtown San Jose. Bozo Disposo, Bitch Puddin', BootyVicious, Feisty Irish, Spankin' Firecracker, Cole Cocked, Belle Ringer, Retox Fox, and refs Peter F., Christopher, and Dual Cannonz (currently with Santa Cruz) joined the crew. The walk is designed to promote awareness about rape and sexual assault. During the walk, men don high heels and other women's shoes to literally walk a mile (okay, more like half a mile) in her shoes.

Before the walk, different speakers shared their stories and elaborated on the frightening statistics about these crimes. A cymbal clashed every 5 minutes to remind the audience about the frequency of sexual assault in the U. S. Although the dreary rain represented the ... Read More »



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