THANK YOU! SVRG Skate-o-thon raises over $9,000!


Posted on October 20th, by demonic in Fans, SVRG Events. 2 comments

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Friends, family, volunteers: what can we say. We are so thankful for your generosity. We were amazed by your outpouring of support. Thanks to you, we raised over $9,000 and will be able to maintain our schedule for the 2010 season. Here are some pictures and details from the Skate-o-thon in case you didn't make it out to see us.

Far left: Costume contest winner Weavin' Kohl Bear as Cruella De Vil. Mid left: Bitch Puddin' was our #1 fundraiser as well as 2nd  in our costume contest. Two jobs very well done! Mid right: Fox tied Puddin' for the most contributors. Far right: CynTax garnered the largest donation to a single skater and also showed her jamming endurance as she skated the most laps.

Far left: Costume contest winner Weavin' Kohl Bear as Cruella De Vil. Mid left: Bitch Puddin' was our #1 fundraiser as well as 2nd in our costume contest. Two jobs very well done! Mid right: Fox tied Puddin' for top number of contributors. Far right: CynTax garnered the largest donation to a single skater and also showed her jamming endurance as she skated the most laps.

Top 5 fundraisers:
1. Bitch Puddin: an astounding $1,110!!!
2. Death by Dollface: $595
3. Retox Fox:  $571.20
4. Rot Wheels: $560
5. Pia Mess: $494.07

Honorable mentions at 6 & 7: Smack Dahlia $440 &  new recruit Jayanti $439.99
Most Pledges:
Bitch Puddin' and Retox Fox: 18 each- tie
Death by Dollface: 15
Rot Wheels and Jayanti: 12 each- tie

Most Laps:

CynTax: 315 (that's nearly 24 miles in 2 hours, folks!)

Death by Dollface: 276

LTO: 273

Rot Wheels: 268

Retox Fox: 262

And most importantly, Best Costume went to Weavin' Kohl Bear, who came as Cruella de Vil, complete with a dalmation-decorated skate to tow. She narrowly defeated Bitch Puddin's SVRG-colored lucha libre getup.

My personal favorite costumes, sported by two of our top fundraisers: Rot Wheels as a pregnant nun and Pia Mess as an American Gladiator.

My personal favorite costumes, sported by two of our top fundraisers: Rot Wheels as a pregnant nun and Pia Mess as an American Gladiator.

We would like to issue a special thank you to our top donors. #1 fundraiser Bitch Puddin' wants to give an extra shout out to the patrons of Fred's Place, Teskes, and Henry's Hi-Life for their contributions. Thanks to CynTax's employer, Sunol Valley Golf Club.  Thank you to Steve Wozniak for his continued support of the team as well as pledges that helped individual skaters reach their goals. And a  special thanks to our superfan Arcady, who came out to see us at the Skate-o-thon and pledged $400 right on the spot!!

Thank you, everyone, for helping the Silicon Valley Roller Girls keep skating!! Now, come see the fruits of your donations at our last home bout on November 14th!

Twins





2 Responses to “THANK YOU! SVRG Skate-o-thon raises over $9,000!”

  1. bobaloo says:

    Congrats on the fundraising effort. So... not that the warm/fuzzy good-all-over feeling of having supported a worthy cause isn't enough, but is my very modest contribution to the cause tax deductible? Thanks. ~ bob

    • retoxfox says:

      Bobaloo,

      Thanks so much for your donation. Your question is a good one. I have consulted with the heads and learned that although we are working with our legal representation to try to establish our status as a 501c(3) nonprofit (which would make donations tax deductible), currently we are operating as 501c(4) nonprofit which, to translate tax-ese, means donations are not tax deductible. We hope that next year we will move into the tax deductible donation bracket. In the mean time, the warm & fuzzy bracket will have to suffice :)

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