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Roller Girls Hit Hunger Hard

Those who aren’t familiar with the league might think that the Queen City Roller Girls is all about fast skating, hard hitting and rough-around-the-edges sex appeal. Well, it is. But there’s also much more to this growing league than that.
At any given time, you can find these ladies in action on and off the rink throughout the Buffalo area; part of their collective goal is to “organize community events that will raise money for local charities,” and they do that in a variety of ways. Each bout (derby speak for “game”) features a different beneficiary – a portion of the profits is donated to that organization, and in some cases fans can also donate items to the organization at the door in exchange for reduced admission prices. In addition to the bout beneficiaries, league members come out in droves to volunteer at area charity events, at least once a month.
In December, they’re helping out the Food Bank of WNY: you can find them on Friday the 12th at the Tops Friendly Market at 2101 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, and also at 4777 Transit Road in Depew, collecting donations and canned goods outside the stores for the “Food 2 Families” one day food drive. Sponsored by WGRZ-TV Channel 2, the Food Bank will have representatives at 5 different Tops locations until 11PM, taking donations in front of the stores in the form of food as well as funds. Bring a donation of your own or purchase a “Little Brown Bag of Hope”, available in $5, $10 and $20 sizes. Stop by to help out local families–and meet some of the QCRG skaters before the season officially starts with the first bout on January 3rd.
Click these links for more information on the Food Bank of WNY and the Queen City Roller Girls.

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