Category Archives: Fund Raiser

Fund raisers for the Sick Town Derby Dames, a 501(c)3 organization.

Bouts, Bowls, and Brews


This last Saturday, the 9th of May, we had a double header with SORG down in Medford. The juniors bouted first. We only had 5 juniors that were able to go, so their bout was mixed, with SORG juniors and Candy Stripers on each team. Evenly matched teams resulted in an exciting bout where the red team won by only 1 point.


The adults bouted next. Sick Town surprised everybody as we haven’t been able to practice in our rink for a year due to its ongoing repair work. But Sick Town stayed together as a team and had a great time, winning 279 to 88. Thank you SORG and all your volunteers for your hard work in hosting the bout!


We are still in the process of repairing our rink. We are making progress – concrete for the new support posts is scheduled to be poured next week – so hopefully we’ll be back in soon. But there is still a lot that needs to be done, and we can’t do it without your help. We have two opportunities coming up where you can make a difference in bringing the Sick Town bouts back to town!

1) Bid, Bowl, and Beer is happening Saturday. Come check out the awesome items being auctioned off. (Tickets to OMSI and whale-watching trips? Restaurant gift certificates? A contractor for a day? Yes, please!) Then come bid, bowl, and have some brews.

2) Flat Tail Brewing is hosting a dineout for Sick Town. It is happening Monday, May 18 from 11AM to 11PM. Just print out the flyer, and show it to your server: 40% of the proceeds will go to support our efforts in renovating the rink.


More thank yous for our generous donors:
Osborn Aquatic Center
Portland Center Stage
Juliet Sloan
Wise PhotoPrinting
The Uprise
Woodstock’s Pizza Parlor
Sunnyside Up
Ocean Terrace Condominiums
Le Bistro Montage
Heartland Humane Society
Seoul Sisters

It’s a Busy Two Weekends for Sick Town


This weekend, May 9, Sick Town Derby Dames and the Candy Stripers are headed down to Medford to bout with SORG. It will be a fun-filled weekend for the teams and we can hardly wait!


Next weekend, May 16, is our auction event of the year. Come bowl and bid on some fabulous items, Saturday May 16 at Highland Bowl between 5 and 8PM. Advanced tickets $12, at the door $15. Auction closes at 6:30, so be early!


And last, but not least, print out the above flyer for our Flat Tail Brewery dineout fundraiser. Come get some good food and spirits at Flat Tail anytime between 11AM and 11PM on Monday, May 18. Show this flyer to your server and Flat Tail will donate 40% of the proceeds to Sick Town.

Remember Skating at the Old Rink?


When we bought the rink, we also ended up buying some of the old discarded skates that never got thrown out. What to do with them? Well, how about sell them at the auction? We took 21 of the nicest looking skates, painted them in Sick Town colors and planted them with succulents.


Succulents are easy to care for since they really don’t like to get much water, and they can spruce up the place. Make sure you have an opportunity to purchase one of these nostalgic planters by buying your tickets early, as tickets are limited.

  • Advance tickets through Brown Paper Tickets: $12
  • Tickets purchased at the door: $15
  • Kids 8 and under are FREE!


We have had many generous donors, mostly our local businesses, to help support us with many fantastic items. Please thank them for supporting us and our community by shopping at their businesses.

Our latest donations are thanks to:
Woodstock’s Pizza Parlor
The Uprise
Sunnyside Up Cafe

Get Your Tickets for Bid, Bowl and Beer!


Bring the entire family to enjoy three hours of bowling and a silent auction. Shoe rental is included in the ticket price!

  • Advance tickets through Brown Paper Tickets: $12
  • Tickets purchased at the door: $15
  • Kids 8 and under are FREE!


This fundraising event will support renovations on our historic roller rink just north of Corvallis, and allow us to return to skating year-round. The rink is home to Sick Town Derby Dames, Candy Stripers Jr. Derby, and Willamette Roller Derby Officials.


Our sponsors, 2 Towns Ciderhouse and Mazama Brewing, will be bringing some delicious brews for adults 21+. And thank you to Highland Bowl for hosting this event!

We are still getting fantastic items in, so check back often!

Our latest donations are thanks to:
Perfect Look
Shonnard’s Nursery, Florist, Landscape
The Fingerboard Extension
Wise PhotoPrinting
River Jewelry
Sloan, Juliet
Yogurt Extreme
Broken Yolk Cafe
The Shoe Hutch
The Toy Factory
Sedlak’s Shoes
Country Vitamins
Hoffman, Tess
Portland Center Stage
Osborn Aquatic Center
Oregon Coffee and Tea, LLC
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Bid, Bowl and Beer


Come have some fun bowling and bidding on some fantastic items in our silent auction while helping raise funds for renovating Sick Town’s historic roller rink.

What: Come enjoy an evening of fun – bowling, silent auction and beer (and cider)
When: May 16, 5-8pm
Where: Highland Bowl at 2123 NW 9th St, Corvallis
Why: To raise funds to revamp our historic rink

The rink has been an important part of our community for generations. But it was built in 1923 and its roof is in need of repairs. While we’re at it, we’d also like to increase the size of the rink so that we can host our bouts for you.


We’re going to be auctioning off some fabulous stuff! A small sample includes “A Contractor for a Day” ($600 value), handmade crafts, a pencil portrait from Dan and Mae Hitchcock (who painted the mural at Jerry’s Muffler in Corvallis) and a show by Darcelle XV in Portland.


If you would like to donate something to be auctioned off, please let us know!

A BIG thank you to the following donors to our silent auction:
Haugen’s Galleri Portrait Studio
Mo’s Restaurant
Discovery Center and Museum
Mariner Square
Ossie’s Surf Shop
Portland Baroque Orchestra
Pittock Mansion
Wildlife Safari
Darcelle XV
Browser’s Bookstore
Skate World
Suzannah Doyle Music
Marine Discovery Tours
Newport Tradewinds
Holiday Park Resort
Jerry’s Rogue Jets
Portland Children’s Museum
Gilbert House Children’s Museum
Portland Rose Festival Foundation
CPH Corporation, dba The Iron Horse Restaurant
G2 Fun Zone
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Custom Stained Glass
Pheasant Court Winery
Grand Central Baking Company
Sybaris Bistro
The Village Builder, Inc
JCBriar Knitting
Animal Crackers Pet Supply
Bella Capelli Salon and Waxing at the Underground
Hitchcock, Dan and Mae

Red Dress Party 2015, Better Than Ever


The Red Dress Party 2015 was fun for all. The dresses were amazing and everybody had a great time.


This year we had more attendees than ever before making this party a huge success for both the fun factor and for fundraising. The proceeds from this event will go to help renovate the old rink to expand it so that we can once again bring you the bouts that you’re looking forward to. Thank you EVERYBODY for coming and sharing the fun with us. We can’t do it without you and glad we were able to do this for you.


The Event of the Year, Feb 28


1) — Everyone wears a Red Dress, girls and boys.
Why? Because everyone looks HOT in a red dress… if you come without a dress, it will cost you a few extra dollars, and you will be lovingly shoved in one anyways.

2)— Lot’s and lots of dancing!!
TWO dance floors, Showcasing some of Corvallis and Oregon’s best dj’s-

Modesik – Corvallis
Heartburn – PDX
Travesty – Corvallis
Sosa – PDX
Tooie – Shasta

Booty Shaking-Ass Quaking-Twerk City- So brush up on your Moves!!! Sound and lighting provided by One Wub Sound Systems


3) — This is a fundraiser for Sick Town Derby Dames, your local non-profit roller derby league who are rebuilding the historic roller rink north of town.

4) — The Hash Run starts at 6:30. =Crazy bimbos and wankers wreaking havoc and stopping traffic around Corvallis. Find more info about this by making friends here:


5) — This event is sponsored by 2 Towns Ciderhouse and Mazama Brewing.

A few more words…
—$10 cover — $15 if we provide your dress
—Parking—best parking is in the lots on 9th St. If you park in the neighborhoods around the Elks, please Be quiet!!
—This party is 21+, Sorry Kids – Grown Ups Only!!

Fred Meyers Rewards!!!

Ever wished that you could help raise money for Sick Town just by shopping at Fred Meyer?

Well now you can! Sick Town is now enrolled in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program.

Where Shopping & Giving Unite (from the Fred Meyers program materials)
Support your favorite nonprofit (Sick Town Derby Dames and Candy Stripers Junior Derby) just by shopping at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card. We’re donating $2.5 million each year – up to $625,000 each quarter – to the local schools, community organizations and nonprofits of your choice. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and use it when you shop at Fred Meyer.

Are you a Fred Meyer customer?
You are now able to link your Rewards Card to your favorite nonprofit by following the link below. Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy’s, you will be helping that organization earn a donation from Fred Meyer. If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store.

Our number for the program is: 83074

Please share with your family, friends and coworkers and everyone!

Red Dress Party 2014!

If you’ve lived in Corvallis/Albany for any length of time you’ve probably heard rumors of a large gathering of festive folks donning red dresses and dancing into the wee hours to music spun by the best DJ’s our little college town has to offer. When I first got word of this epic soiree, I found myself in a local tavern only to suddenly be wishing I had not donated my prom dress to Goodwill years ago as the after party piled in for last call.
Tired of missing out on all the fun, I attended my first Red Dress Party last year at Sub Zero. Rich in history, the Red Dress is an exercise in delicious abandon where there are few limits. Under dress, over dress, barely dress; it need only be RED. What started as a house party has evolved into a huge public event where hundreds of the area’s best dressed dive in to their sexy alter egos and shimmy and shake until the house comes down. This year, The Red Dress Party will be at the Elk’s Lodge on 9th Street in Corvallis on Friday February 21st.
As always, this party is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Sick Town Derby Dames. Entry is $10 at the door, $15 if you do not wear the required red attire. But don’t worry if your duds are less than acceptable – you’ll be accessorized by some of Sick Town’s best fashion police and you will become “one of us” in a loner red dress anyway!  But do be warned: you never know what we’ll find in our closets, and the earlier you come, the better the options 😉

Polar Plunge 2013 was a magical success!

plunge banner

The Polar Plunge is always such a fun event, and this year was no exception!  Sick Town put together a group dubbed “Team Magic” – a gathering of magical wizards, mythical beasts, and the stuff of legends!  Last year, we won the “Best Costume” award; however, this year, those sneaky law enforcement officers won with a reproduction of the cast of The Wizard of Oz, complete with kids dressed as flying monkeys.  You just can’t beat kids in costume!  We were a solid second.

polar plunge group

We had a really strong showing with our newest skaters and league members, and we hope they know how much we appreciate their participation!  Our mermaids had no problem with the frigid Willamette…


but our unicorn was a bit blue after her dip!

blue unicorn

Despite the outcome of the costume contest, the real winner is, of course, Special Olympics of Oregon.  With the money raised at the plunge, “Special Olympics Oregon [provides] year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.”  We can’t wait for next year!