The Queen City Roller Girls will cap off 2015 with a charity, holiday-themed bout for the Family Justice Center, which covers Western New York and provides free services for domestic violence victims and their children. FJC does this through an extensive collaboration with 13 partner agencies, all located at one secured, comfortable location, where victims can get all the services they need to safely escape abuse.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at RiverWorks (359 Ganson St., Buffalo), with first whistle at 7 p.m. The league has also announced a BOGO/"Two-Fer" deal for fans who purchase tickets online.
League Executive Director Cathy Pedro-Garrison said she's happy to cap off the year supporting an organization that provides "such important services in our community."
"The Family Justice Center relies on support to operate, and we are more than happy to do what we can to support their mission," she said. "Breaking the cycle of domestic violence and removing barriers to access are so important, and the Family Justice Center is at the front line of fighting for a community where safety is respected as a basic human right."
Find tickets and ticket packages at http://www.qcrg.net/tickets/.
Founded in 2006, the Queen City Roller Girls are Western New York's premier women's flat track roller derby league. The skater-owned and -operated league consists of three home teams and a travel team representing the Buffalo area in the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (the Lake Effect Furies), a travel B team and a junior league.
Since its inception, the mission of Queen City Roller Girls has always been to provide opportunities for athleticism, camaraderie and self-expression. Founded and supported entirely through the efforts of nonpaid skaters, officials and volunteers, QCRG has grown to more than 150 members and continues to grow throughout the Buffalo-Niagara Region.
Visit www.qcrg.net to find out more about "your local derby girls."