OSWEGO, NY – The Oz Roller Girls, the community’s new flat-track women’s roller derby league, has blocked out time to address a number of community causes, from hunger to veteran support to animal welfare.
Leading up to their first bout, the team mounted a food drive to support the Oswego Salvation Army food services that help hungry families in the community.
Thanks to a generous response, the team could deliver many bags of non-perishable food.
The Oz Roller Girls’ first bout, on April 23 vs. the Crown City Royal Pains, designated a portion of proceeds to support the local Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic.
In addition to scoring a victory in their home debut, the organization raised $196 to support the clinic.
For the next bout, May 14 in Oswego’s Crisafulli Rink, Oz chose the Oswego County Humane Society as its designated charity.
In a doubleheader, starting at 6 p.m., the Oz Roller Girls will take on Watertown’s Black River Rollers as well as debut a pair of intra-league teams, the Port City Sirens and the Nukes of Hazzard.
A portion of proceeds and an ongoing collection will support a spay/neuter clinic.
For more information on the Oz Roller Girls, event tickets or ways the league supports the community, visit www.ozrollergirls.com