We do this a number of different ways:
1. We give a portion of our proceeds from every bout to a designated charity. 15% of the proceeds from our April bout went to Mercy House, a local charity designed to help families get back on their feet. At our May bout, we gave 15% of the proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project. At our August bout, we designated 15% of our proceeds to the Stuff the Bus program in
Rockingham and Augusta Counties.
2. We also volunteer our time! This past weekend, we helped "Stuff the Bus" at three different locations where the supply drive was taking place. We encouraged shoppers to purchase school supplies for local kids in need and collected the supplies the brought out. Earlier this year, we did some activities with kids in an after-school program at Mercy House. We have delivered meals, giving new meaning to the "Meals on Wheels" program for the elderly, helped clean up Blacks Run, a local waterway, and guided tours at our local food co-op!
In addition, we are hosting the Kitten Vicious tribute bout in honor of our fallen teammate on August 20. It will be held at the Augusta Expoland and all proceeds will be going to Cat's Cradle, a local no-kill shelter and the Shenandoah Spay and Neuter Clinic.
If you have any ideas about where the Rocktown Rollers could volunteer their time, please let us know!