GMRD in Partnership with Change The Story VT and Burlington High School Girls Soccer Team
There is a persistent wage gap in the state of Vermont and nationwide that has complexity far beyond the conversations we’ve typically heard. That is why we jumped at the chance to partner with Change the Story VT and the inspirational young women of the Burlington High School girls soccer team. We're dedicating our first game of 2020 to the #EqualPay movement! The BHS girls soccer team and CTS have supported GMRD in a limited edition run of the #EqualPay jerseys in black, with our GMRD logo on the sleeve!
$1 from each jersey sold will go directly to the #EqualPay fund created by BHS Girls Soccer and 100% of the remaining profits will go towards GMRD's Junior Roller Derby League in the form of gear and scholarships.
The #EqualPay Season
- On February 1, 2020 GMRD kicked off their home season with The #EqualPay Bout, taking the track in custom jerseys. GMRD has dedicated the 2020 season to partnering with organizations and causes that empower women and girls.
Working Together to Create Change
- Green Mountain Roller Derby is entirely skater owned and operated, which means our members work just as hard off the track to keep the league running. GMRD skaters are made up from an exceptional group of women and non-binary individuals, varying in professional backgrounds and across many disciplines including: healthcare, engineering, education, hospitality, social work, business and non-profit sectors. Securing women’s financial and economic freedom is personal for us.
The Minor Catastrophes
- We’re dedicated to changing the story for girls in our community. Founded in July 2013, the Minor Catastrophes are Vermont's first junior roller derby team. They are enthusiastic members of Green Mountain Roller Derby and range in ages from grades two to twelve. GMRD proudly partners with Essex Junction Recreation & Parks to provide an empowering and positive sports experience for girls. See our juniors in action with their game open to the public in May of 2020!
Help us met our goal!
- For every #EqualPay jersey purchased, $1 will be donated to The Equal Pay Fund and the rest of the profits will go directly to the Minor Catastrophes. Your support will help us provide gear and financial assistance to girls in our community who want to play roller derby.