Toxic Cherries Roller Derby Raising Funds for Disability Network on August 18
On Saturday, August 18 from 5 to 10 pm the Traverse City Toxic Cherries are hosting their final roller derby bout of the season called “Summer Shovin’” at the GT County Civic Center. The Toxic Cherries have named Disability Network as the charity to benefit from the event. If you’ve not been to a derby and have been looking for an excuse to go, now is your chance to support our home team derby as well as Disability Network.
Doors open at 5:00 and the first whistle blows at 6:00. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. This is a family-friendly event, kids 5 and under are free. (NOTE: All seats for children under 5 must be reserved by ordering a free ticket online. Free tickets will not be mailed, please print your order confirmation to redeem kids tickets at the door.)Tickets can be purchased at Lifer Skate Shop, Ben Franklins on 8th Street in TC, Cornell’s Crossing in Kalkaska, online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/225478, or from your favorite derby girl!
Disability can occur at any age and at any moment—in fact, 80% of us will have a disability at some point in our lifetime. Your support will help us to continue promoting personal empowerment and positive social change for individuals with disabilities—including children, veterans, aging parents, and those who recently acquired a disability due to an accident. For every dollar invested in Disability Network/Northern Michigan, $17 is returned to our region. Our programs boost the economy, create a more inclusive community, and offer tax savings for Michigan residents. Your donation will enable us to continue to improve the quality of life for local individuals.
Most people equate disability with limitations. But it’s our job to change the perceptions and realities that prevent people with disabilities from sharing in the community. Every year, we provide training, mentoring, and referrals to help people with disabilities and their families live productive lives. Because disability touches so many people, we also work on a larger scale, helping governments and businesses make changes that benefit not just those with disabilities, but everyone in the community.