Derby Dolls: ‘Keep Rolling’ Campaign

Dig the banked-track, wheels-cool athletes? Help them raise funds to file an application with the city, an application that's needed to host events at their famous Dollosseum.

8 photos
1/8
Grant Palmer Photography
The Derby Dolls, the 13-year-old roller derby outfit, has launched a gofundme campaign to raise money for a "change of use/variance" permit with the city. (Image: Grant Palmer Photography)
2/8
Grant Palmer Photography
The Derby Dolls, the 13-year-old roller derby outfit, has launched a gofundme campaign to raise money for a "change of use/variance" permit with the city in order to hold bouts at The Dolloseum. (Image: Grant Palmer Photography)
3/8
Grant Palmer Photography
The goal is to raise just over $119,000, an amount the popular derby outfit describes as "very costly and well outside our normal operating budget."
4/8
Grant Palmer Photography
The need for the permit has put a hold on Derby Dolls events as 2017 begins, including the first bout on Jan. 7 (which is now canceled). Other Derby Dolls events, like learn-derby workshops, are also currently in question. (Image: Grant Palmer Photography)
5/8
Grant Palmer Photography
All public events at the Dolloseum, per the Dolls, "hang in the balance" at the moment. (Image: Grant Palmer Photography)
6/8
Grant Palmer Photography
The twice-a-month bouts are how the Derby Dolls keep on budget. The cancellation of these bouts, for the time being, puts the group's future in peril, though if funds are raised, and the Variance permit issued, the popular speedy skates showdowns can resume. (Image: Grant Palmer Photography)
7/8
Grant Palmer Photography
The league has put a longtime focus on "women's empowerment, body positivity, and inclusivity," tenets they hope to continue to carry forward. (Image: Grant Palmer Photography)
8/8
Grant Palmer Photography
Interested in learning more about the Derby Dolls, the current campaign to fund an essential permit, or how to get involved with the league (including beginner classes) down the road? Head to gofundme and check out keepLADDrolling for all the information. (Image: Grant Palmer Photography)
Copyright FREEL - NBC Local Media
Contact Us