Lansing Mitten Mavens Roller Derby
Each quarter the Mavens partner with a community organization to cross-promote and donate a portion of fundraising and proceeds from bouts to support these local organizations.
January – March
Michigan Capital Region Big Brothers Big Sisters (http://www.bbbsmcr.org/)
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth. Their Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all. The Mitten Mavens and Capital City Wild Childs want to support youth programming in the Lansing area that helps kids make connections, build confidence, and reach their full potential, so we decided that Big Brothers Big Sisters organization would be one of our on-going priority partners. In addition to volunteering for their events and participating in Bowl for Kids’ Sake, we also provide free tickets to Big-Little matches at all our home bouts.
April – June
July – September
October – December
Women’s Center of Greater Lansing (http://www.womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org/)
The Women’s Center of Greater Lansing is committed to providing valuable, innovative resources and services in an atmosphere that fosters mutual support, insight and growth for women of all backgrounds and ages as they strive to realize their own unique potential. We visualize a community where all women have the opportunity and ability to achieve their own unique potential. Another one of our long-standing partners, the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing does work we find critical to the Lansing community. Flat-track roller derby is a female-dominated sport, and we want to support other organizations like the Women’s Center that also have a direct impact on women through education, social activities, and networking. In turn, the Women’s Center has embraced the Mitten Mavens by including us in their 2012 Tribute to Women judging, promoting our events, and supporting our fundraisers.