SVRG Needs a New Home!

by Silicon Valley Roller Girls

Organization campaign Keep it all San Jose, CA, US

San Jose Skate, our current practice space and bouting venue, is closing permanently on June 1, 2014. Help us afford a new space so we can keep our programs running. See the whole story

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$9,815

49% raised of $20k goal

125

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Finished Jun 10, 2014

Who are we?

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls (SVRG) is a 501(c)4 organization incorporated in the State of California in 2007. SVRG is committed to quality athletic entertainment and community service while encouraging empowerment, sportsmanship and individuality to young women through the sport of roller derby. The league is a member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). Currently in our seventh year of competitive play, SVRG is ranked 92nd in the world.

What have we done?

Over the years, the league has evolved from a handful of women looking to play roller derby into a full-fledged business with multiple programs. Our adult league fields full three teams that compete against teams from other leagues. Our “A” team, the Dot.Kamikazes, travels around the country throughout the year in order to compete for rankings. Once the league grew a steady fan-base, there was sufficient interest to begin a junior derby program for young women ages 7 to 17. In 2013, we revamped our recruitment program and formally organized a recreational program, the Circuit Jerks. As of March 2014, SVRG is home to 52 competitive adult members, 35 juniors (ages 7-17), 35 recreational skaters, 17 officials, and 6 coaches.

Why do we need your help?

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls have called San Jose Skate home since our founding in 2007. After a wonderful partnership that included thousands of practice hours, dozens of home doubleheaders and the blossoming of our program from a handful of skaters to more than 100 dedicated men, women, and children, our host San Jose Skate has been sold to a development company and will close its doors permanently on June 1, 2014.

A new home...

SVRG needs to find a new place where we can practice freely and rise to our fullest potential. To meet our league's growing demand for track time, we need a dedicated practice space with at least 10,000 square feet. Unfortunately, practice spaces don't come cheap in Silicon Valley! We're subject to the same sky-high real estate prices as every other resident and business in the greater Bay Area. That's where you come in....

Help us keep rolling beyond 2014

We need help finding a space, fixing it up to our needs, purchasing a suitable track, and preparing it for use by our five teams. Your donation will serve to solidify our place in San Jose and continue our growth path as a league. 

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Claim these great perks with your contribution.

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Every bit counts! Donate $5 and imagine the likes of SVRG's Belle Wringer or Mad 4 Gravy skating up to give you a high five and say thank you! We promise it won't turn into an elbow in the ribs... unless that your thing...
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For your $25 donation, you'll receive a virtual high five and a SVRG button. Wear it with pride!
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Donate $50 and will give you a special shout out in each of our 2015 bout programs! And we'll throw in a button, too.
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Offer $100 to our cause and we'll give you these great gifts: a Special Edition SVRG Poster with original artwork by a local San Jose artist, a special shoutout in each 2015 bout program and an SVRG button. (Note: Image in perk photo is not the final poster)
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At the $125 level, we're offering a special edition SVRG T-shirt! And we will give you a bout program shoutout all next year and an SVRG button, too. Donate now! (Note: Clothing in perk photo is not what you will receive)
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A Spoonful of Sugar bakery is offering a limited perk of a free dozen cupcakes for your contribution of at least $150. Local pickup only. Limited delivery range available.
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For $150, we'll have our skaters individually sign a special edition SVRG poster just for you, And of course, we'll still throw in a shoutout in each of our 2015 bout programs and an SVRG button.
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$175 gets you everything - a signed poster, a special edition T-shirt, shoutout in all 2015 bout programs and a handy SVRG button to show your pride.
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Donate $200 and you're cordially invited to hang out with us at the grand opening of our new space! More details to come so make sure to give us your name and email. We'll also give you a special edition SVRG T-shirt and a thank you in each of our 2015 bout programs.
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Snag yourself a 2015 season ticket with early entry to our bouts, a spot at our grand opening party and a "thank you" in each of our 2015 programs.
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For $300, you'll get a 2015 season pass, an SVRG T-shirt, an invite to our Grand Opening party (details TBD), and a "thank you" in each of our bout programs.
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For $500, you'll get a 2015 season pass, plus the option of bringing 5 friends for free to one home bout of your choice. We'll also hook you up with a T-shirt, a signed poster, a spot at the grand opening party of our new space, and, of course, a shoutout in each of our 2015 programs.
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Donate $750 and come sit in our famous VIP section at each of our 2015 home bouts for free! We'll also throw in a special edition T-Shirt, signed special edition poster, an invite to our grand opening party at our new space (details TBD), Plus an official Thank you listed in each 2015 bout program.
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Drop a fresh "G" on our fundraiser and SVRG will make a free appearance one of your events or parties (minimum 10 members, event must be within 90 miles of San Jose) in 2015. We'll also give you a T-Shirt, a signed Special Edition Poster. an invite to the Grand Opening Party at our New Space and a "Thank you" listed in each 2015 bout program.
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Donate $2000 and you'll be personally invited to a "Lunch with SVRG." Lunch includes a photo session with Rottsy Media (www.rottsymedia.com). Take one free framed 10x13 print of your choosing from the photo session. We'll also give you a special edition T-shirt, signed special edition poster, an invite to our grand opening party at our new home, and a shoutout in each of our 2015 bout programs.
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This is it - the Grand FInale of our donation perks. For your $5,000 donation, you'll receive exclusive naming rights to our new practice space. You also get the T-shirt, the signed poster, a spot at our grand opening party and the bout program thank you. Plus a million kisses from each derby girl every time we see you. Okay, I made that last one up. But we will realllly appreciate your generosity!

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