How to help Providence Roller Derby
Providence Roller Derby is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization recognized by the IRS and the state of RI.
Donations to PRD are tax-deductible. They help keep us rolling as we pay for practice space and game venue costs, travel for our internationally-ranked all-stars, dues assistance for our low-income members, and more.
If you’re interested in helping PRD, we currently accept donations via PayPal. You can assist us by clicking on the Donate button below:
Another easy way you can donate to Providence Roller Derby is through AmazonSmile. Set up Providence Roller Derby as your chosen charity, and when you shop on Amazon.com and you select a Smile-eligible purchase, Amazon will ask if you would like to purchase through the AmazonSmile program. For each purchase you make with this program, Amazon will automatically donate a very small percentage (.05%) of your payment to the league. Every cent helps and is greatly appreciated!
Q: Where does my donation go?
A: Your donation to Providence Roller Derby will help the league continue to be an iconic part of the city’s entertainment scene by assisting with costs such as (but not limited to) rink rental fees, travel expenses, uniform purchases, and more.
League funds also go towards paying for equipment (projectors) and gear (tape, extension cords, floor fans, drinking water, etc.) necessary to run professional level, competitive bouts for our fans benefit while featuring other charitable organizations as well.
Q: Will my donations pay the athletes directly?
A: No. Roller derby is an amateur sport, meaning none of the incredibly athletic women (or men) that participate in roller derby are paid directly for their participation in roller derby (although some skaters do find sponsorship or found businesses based on roller derby). Each and every skater in Providence Roller Derby actually pays dues into the league in order to continue making roller derby happen in Providence, on top of purchasing their own skating equipment and protective gear. We just love roller derby that much.
Q: My business would like to make a donation or like-kind deal with Providence Roller Derby. Do you have a sponsorship or advertising program?
A: Yes! We have an active sponsorship committee that can work with you to find right level of partnership for your business. Please contact us to start a conversation! You can also view our current sponsors on our website.