Desert Dolls Roller Derby Charity Bout
May 19th 2012
Kids Need to Read had a fantastic time attending the Desert Dolls Roller Derby HEROES VS VILLAINS charity bout. All proceeds from the event, including ticket sales and t-shirt sales, benefited Kids Need to Read. A total of $2,342 was raised! Samurai Comics generously sponsored the event so all proceeds could be donated to KNTR. Thomas Healy of Samurai Comics was on hand to emcee halftime activities, including a Quick Draw between artists Ben Glendenning and Jeff Pina. The Quick Draw “sketch-off” was lots of fun for the kids, as was an amazing yo-yo demonstration conducted by Julius and other folks from All Yo-Yo. Kids Need to Read handed out Highlights, Highlights High Five, Cricket, and Cicada magazines to kids attending the event. Of course, watching the Heroes and Villains battle it out for supremacy on wheels was extremely entertaining! Thank you so much to Shannon “Killface Claudette” Bailey and Christina “Blocka” Gerrish for planning the event, as well as Samurai Comics for sponsoring, Lorie “Honey Badger” Park and artist Rory Hensley for creating the t-shirts and donating the proceeds to KNTR, Stage 3 Printing in Tempe, Ben Glendenning, Jeff Pina, All Yo-Yo, Highlights for Children, Carus Publishing, and of course, everyone at Desert Dolls Roller Derby!
Photographs © Denise Gary
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