Power Jam: Derby Art and Literature

Successful Junior Fundraiser

In early February, the POWER JAM: Derby Art and Literature event raised funds for SFV Junior Roller Derby by showing off SFV’s artsy-fartsy side! The fundraiser was hosted by bookshop Book Show and print studio/gallery NOMAD, who donated the space, a portion of book sales, and all live printing funds to benefit the cause. The day featured outstanding artwork of all types that filled the gallery space. SFV adult skaters, juniors, and parents created, collaborated, and donated their derby-themed pieces to the silent auction, which was a smashing success.

The art included everything from watercolor to handsewn pieces to sculpture to photography. The afternoon also featured the literary arts with many of the juniors, adults, and parents reading heartfelt prose and poetry inspired by their experiences in and around the sport.

Another main attraction of the event was Mama Glide’s PEZATORIUM, a room showcasing some of the historical Pez Candy dispensers and items that are a part of her collection of over 10,000 pieces. At the end of the day, what was most evident was that woven throughout all of the inspired artwork and writings featured at POWER JAM, was the strength, confidence, teamwork, and athleticism the girls have gained through playing the sport.

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