SUMMERSIDE — Red Rock N Roller Derby wants the public’s help in assisting it to stock the shelves of the Salvation Army Food Bank.
Supplies at Prince County’s largest food bank are at an all-time low, prompting the Salvation Army to use funding set aside for other programs so that it can purchase what it needs to provide food hampers to those in need.
This Saturday, while roller derby action is taking place inside Eastlink Arena, a giant roller skate will be on site, which, by the end of the night, organizers of the event hope will be filled with non-perishable food items.
In addition to that and the derby’s usual $1 off admission— children under 12 are free — to the bout with a donation of a non-perishable food item, the oversized roller skate will also be at the Summerside Superstore Tuesday through Friday for the community to fill.
Then, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Superstore is hosting a barbecue with all proceeds going to the local food bank.
Red Rock N Roller Derby members will be on hand to help at that event.
Red Rock N Roller Derby will also donate an additional $500 to the food bank if it gets 500 spectators out for Saturday night’s doubleheader at Credit Union Place.
Members of the public are encouraged to come out Saturday night to take in roller derby action and help out those less fortunate in the community.
Twisted Sisters, Summerside’s team, will take on Fredericton’s Capital City Rollers’ Daisy Cutters after the Charlottetown Moonshine Maidens battle it out in the first bout the Annapolis Valley Riptide Rollers
Tickets are available at the door. Doors open at 5:30p.m. and the action begins at 6.
For more information, visit www.redrocknrollerderby.com.