Local junior roller derby team pairs charity and athleticism to help others
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – More than 30 kids and teenagers laced up their skates and duked it out on the track Sunday, all while helping their peers.
The Raleigh Junior Rollers faced off against the Savannah (Georgia) Sk8 City Sirens in an all-star match-up.
But the hometown team wasn’t just looking for a hard win on their track; players were also hoping to collect food for kids who might not otherwise get a meal.
During every home game, the junior roller derby team partners with a charity to give back, and this week it’s with Backpack Buddies. During the school year, the Interfaith Food Shuttle program provides meals to children from food insecure homes, and often times during the summer as well.
Raleigh Junior Rollers vice president, Charo Baxter said it’s “A way to do something enjoyable with other kids who are a lot like you. You might not find that elsewhere. It’s grown