Grade A Fancy Travel Season Fundraiser

We're the Grade A Fancy, the WFTDA charter team of the Green Mountain Derby Dames, has a big 2014 planned! Last year, we climbed from 110th to 65th in worldwide rankings, and we have our sights set on moving up to 60th or higher to make it to the WFTDA Division 2 playoffs in August.

We need to play higher-level teams and travel longer distances in order to reach our goal. So, we're asking you for your help so we can represent the great state of Vermont on the international stage.

We recently returned from the Dust Devil tournament in Tuscon, Arizona - the oldest tournament in modern roller derby - where we came in 5th place, winning two games and losing one to teams from New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada. We are proud of our first tournament experience and hope you are, too!
 
We've also been accepted to play at the East Coast Derby Extravaganza hosted by the Philly Roller Girls in June, where we will play the Burning River Roller Girls of Cleveland and a much-anticipated rematch against Roc City Roller Girls of Rochester, NY. And that's all on top of planned trips to Maine, Pennsylvania, and Ottawa!

What We Need
GMDD is an entirely skater-owned and -operated league. All of the money we make from bouts, dues, merchandise, and fundraisers goes back into the organization to help put on our bouts and pay for practice space. Since our inception, we've donated more than $15,000 to Vermont charities. Our skaters pay for their own gear and, except for a small stipend, for the majority of our travel costs when we play away bouts.

We do everything we can to travel on the cheap, but we estimate that it will cost the team more than $7,500 to travel this season.

Will you help support us? A contribution in any amount will go a long way to helping us offset our travel costs for this season, but if you donate at any of the following levels we'd be happy to thank you in the following ways:

Hip Check ($25 & up): We'll say thank you with a shout out on our Facebook page!

Star Pass ($75 & up):
A Facebook shout out + a signed team photo

Grand Slam ($150 & up): A Facebook shout out + a signed team photo + an invitation to a picnic with the Grade A Fancy this season

Power Jam ($300 & up): A Facebook shout out + a signed team photo + an invitation to the GAF picnic + a pair of season tickets to our 2014 home games

We love our fans from the bottoms of our Fancy hearts and want you to know that we deeply appreciate your support whether you can make a contribution or not. You can also help us out by sharing this link and spreading the word!





 

  • Jeff Roberts 
    • $25 
    • 84 mos
  • Brent Lamoureux 
    • $25 
    • 84 mos
  • kim torrey 
    • $25 
    • 86 mos
  • Mattress Persico 
    • $75 
    • 86 mos
  • Jeff Roberts 
    • $25 
    • 86 mos
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Organizer

Michelle Jeffery Owens 
Organizer
Essex, VT
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