The league helped the Red Cross collect 37 units of blood, 12 of which were donated by NHRD skaters. Donors received coupons for NHRD’s home season opener against NJ’s Garden State Rollergirls on April 24th at JFK Memorial Coliseum in Manchester.
After successful work with the Red Cross during their 2009 season, the league looks forward to sponsoring additional events with the international aid organization.
“We wanted to work with the Red Cross because they affect so many people all over the world,” says Bit O’ Honey, NHRD’s Charities Director. Blood donation, she says, “makes a pretty big impact in not a lot of time.”
As a non-profit organization, any profits are donated to area charities. In addition to the American Red Cross, NHRD plans to focus their energies on two additional local organizations for the 2010 season.
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NHRD is an all-woman, skater-owned, flat-track roller derby league with members from New Hampshire and Massachusetts. NHRD was founded in July 2007 with the intention of bringing roller derby to New Hampshire. http://www.nhrollerderby.com