Well, Kansas City — and elsewhere — we did it.


Pippi: 2,240. Wendy: 0

Thanks to the selfless, generous support of 52 donors (some as far away as Pennsylvania), we managed to beat our fundraising goal of $2,000 in exactly one month. As recently as a week ago, I wouldn’t have given a plug nickel for our chances of reaching that threshold, but this community really came through and supported our girl Pippi yet again.

So what’s next? It will take about one business week (hopefully less) for the most recent donations to clear and the transfers to complete. Once that’s all done, I’ll have the pleasure of sitting down and writing a nice fat four-digit check and presenting that puppy to Pippi herself at the earliest opportunity. It really is as simple as that.

We really can’t thank you all enough for your support. KC Derby Digest always strives to support the Kansas City roller derby community in any way we possibly can, and sometimes that takes us in directions we might not have anticipated this time two years ago when we launched this little project. All things being equal, we really wish we didn’t need to raise money for things like this, but you play the hand you’re dealt. Special thanks in particular to Coach Wyatt and the ladies of Dead Girl Derby not only for their donations, but for their help in promoting the fundraiser online. KC Derby Digest has quite a reach, both in terms of audience and social media connections, but it’s never been more clear that all of us are stronger than one of us.

We did this together. This is our victory. And as much as we appreciate your help and support, I have a feeling Pippi will be grateful beyond the telling of it. The difference you’ve made is staggering. And we’ve never been prouder to be a part of this amazing Kansas City roller derby community.

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