As a non-profit we give back to our community in so many ways. A portion of all of our door sales go to our selected Service Partner for each home game. We participate in local events and work with charities and now we are pleased to announce #ServiceSunday!
Every Sunday, SO Derby is featuring a local non-profit on our Facebook page. Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon was chosen as our first featured #ServiceSunday. Thank you to everyone who has printed a flyer and participated in the Much Gusto Fundraiser for YSSO! We hope you all get a chance to see these young, driven and very talented musicians at their winter concert series in February.
If you have a youth or women's organization that you would like to be selected for #ServiceSunday please contact SO Derby at firstname.lastname@example.org
Polar Plunge 2017
There really is no better way to kick off the year. Seriously, the Polar Plunge is our first team bonding event and it really sets the tone for the upcoming season. SO Derby never fails to please with our fun themed costumes and this year's gonna be outrageous. And...it may be the one time the entire team smells great.
Our league has a rich history of working with the Special Olympics. In February of 2011, SO Derby took their first Polar Plunge and dove into fun AND fundraising for Special Olympics Jackson County. Since our first giant splash into the icy pool we made a commitment to do this thing big! SO Derby has placed in the top ranks every plunge and we're the winners of the largest plunging team in 2011, 2015, and 2016!
Every year a portion of our door proceeds from the first bout of the season go to our local chapter. Turn three of our flat track is dedicated to Special Olympics Jackson County. Our local athletes, families, and partners all receive free admission to all of our home games. We couldn't have a better cheering section and some pretty awesome hugs too. We celebrated some wins, some losses, and some pretty cool birthday parties with these fans.
Over the years we have raised more than $16,500 in donations and in kind gifts for our local chapter. This money helps pay for them to participate in tournaments, pays for team members and coaches travel expenses, and make Special Olympics happen!
Please consider making a splash with SO Derby! Donate, join our team, or join us as we embark on one of our many fundraisers! This year SO Derby takes the plunge on February 18th at Jackson Aquatic Center. We hope to make the biggest wave possible but can only do it with the help of our awesome friends, fans, and family! #ONEOFUS #ONEOFUS
As a league, we adopted two miles of the Greenway from Blue Heron Park to Talent and made a commitment to keep it green.
SO Derby has logged quite a few hours on the adopted part of our Greenway and plan to double those in 2017. Along the way, we have picked up 14 full bags of refuse. We had quite a few laughs and met really lovely Greenway users in the process.
We are profoundly grateful for the gift of the Greenway and are honored to be the caretakers of this stretch. Many thanks to the folks who help keep it clean and safe for everyone.
For more information about the Bear Creek Greenway and a downloadable map please visit the Friends of the Greenway Foundation
We have some VERY EXCITING SERVICE NEWS for the next newsletter!
We cannot wait to share!