EUGENE, Ore. — The Emerald City Roller Girls are known for their viscous and sometimes violent competitions and now they’re using their popularity to fight violence.
Budget cuts recently forced Womenspace to close its walk-in service to women. Eugene’s Roller Derby League heard the news and plans to donate a portion of its revenue to the non-profit.
They said they want to shed light on such an important organization in the community.
“Womenspace is about trying to make their lives safer and live without violence in their lives so we feel like the focus on women in the two groups is a win win,” said Courtenay Padgett, Roller Girls League president.
The roller girls next event is on February 9th at the Lane Events Center.