The Santa Cruz Derby Groms are happy to announce that we have completed the formation of our own independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. We are grateful for the years of support as a committee under the Santa Cruz Derby Girls and are excited to move forward as a wholly independent sister league to SCDG. The formation of a junior specific 501(c)(3) organization allows us to provide programs specifically tailored to youth in our community and secure funding specifically for these members.
To celebrate this momentous accomplishment, we are kicking off an end-of-year fundraiser with a goal of collecting $10,000 by December 31st. You can help us start the 2020 season strong by joining us in building our current and upcoming junior programs, including: Learn to Skate, All-Stars Travel Team, and the “Try Derby for a Day” equipment lending library.
Santa Cruz Derby Groms is a top ranked junior roller derby league local to Santa Cruz, California. Our league is dedicated to youth empowerment through the sport of junior roller derby. We provide opportunities for all junior skaters, from beginner through advanced, between the ages of 7 and 17. The Groms have six teams currently housing over 100 skating members. For those that don’t know, the term “Grom” originated in surf culture to describe a young surfer who shreds up the waves. Santa Cruz being a traditional surf town, naming ourselves as a league full of shredders on 8 wheels was an easy choice!
Through your kindness we can further the sport of junior roller derby and the many positive changes it brings to the lives of young, local skaters by directly supporting our junior programs.