The Boston Massacre is the All-Star travel team from Boston Roller Derby. We are a group of 20 athletes from the Boston area who travel across the country and internationally to compete against other roller derby teams. We are currently ranked 19 out of nearly 300 international member leagues of the Woman’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
While we are all extremely passionate about roller derby, it is an expensive hobby to bring to the public. The average travel team skater spends roughly $2,000-$4,000 per year on membership fees, equipment, transportation and lodging. That’s not even including medical expenses that inevitably arise from playing an intense, full-contact sport.
To help lower the financial burden on our skaters, we are raising money for the 2016 season leading up to the Division 1 WFTDA Playoffs. All money raised will go toward airplane tickets, hotel rooms and transportation to games and tournaments.
We dedicate so much of our time, effort and money into roller derby because, to us, it’s more than just a sport. It’s an opportunity for us to give back in small ways like this or this or this. It’s a place to build confident young girls and teens, and it’s an athletic community that welcomes diverse age, body type, racial, ethnic, and gender identities.
Please help us reach our fundraising goal of $15,000 by donating today! From each and everyone of our skaters, we thank you so much for your support!