Burning River Roller Derby is excited to announce our charity partners for the 2018 season. Each of these organizations will be present at our home bouts at the Soccer Sportsplex and C. E. Orr Ice Arena, and fans will have a chance to make a cash or item donation for a chance to spin the Burning River Prize Wheel.
Check out the links below to learn more about each of our charity partners, or visit their informational tables at our home bouts this season.
City Dogs Cleveland
CITY DOGS Cleveland is a program of The City of Cleveland’s Division of Animal Care and Control, and supported by Friends of the Cleveland Kennel. The CITY DOGS mission is to increase adoptions from the City Kennel by changing the image of the pit bulls who make up the majority of the kennel population, by preparing all adoptable dogs in the kennel for lives in loving homes and by creating as many opportunities as possible for the public to meet and get to know these dogs for the terrific pets they are meant to be.
Suggested donation: Monetary or item donations (View their Amazon Wish List for acceptable item donations)
Tails from the City Cleveland
Tails from the City is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill all volunteer cat shelter located in Ohio City on Cleveland’s near west side. They are a safe haven for abandoned, abused, neglected and homeless cats and kittens. They provide a safe and loving environment for felines, and work hard not only to care for them, but to find them permanent loving homes.
Suggested donation: Monetary or item donations (View their donation page for acceptable item donations)
Girls with Sole
Girls With Sole is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization based in Cuyahoga County whose mission is to use free fitness and wellness programs to empower the minds, bodies and souls of girls who are at-risk or have experienced abuse of any kind. They envision a world where every girl thinks of herself as an athlete – and is inspired and nurtured in mind, body and soul – to achieve her fullest potential and inner most success.
Suggested donations: Monetary
Lincoln-West School of Global Studies
The Lincoln-West School of Global Studies serves a diverse population through a personalized and competency-based approach. Our mission is to prepare adolescents to become knowledgeable, empathetic, and principled adults who think critically and act creatively on issues of local and global significance to build a just, sustainable, and peaceful world. We prepare students academically and emotionally to master rigorous academic standards, take ownership of their learning, collaborate, and communicate with diverse audiences, while developing skills that will prepare them for college and career.
Suggested donations: Monetary and school supplies