Dust off your roller skates!

It’s time to dust off your roller skates and pull out your costumes! Arts Corps is gearing up for its second annual skate-stravaganza fundraiser, Rollathon 2014.


We will celebrate our fund-and-friend raising at the Rollathon on February 9, 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Southgate Roller Rink. Tickets will be available at the door ($10 each) for non-team members.

Here are 4 quick reasons to get involved:

  1. Community-Based Creativity: The skills we build through arts education are relevant in all areas of our life: imagination, critical thinking, risk-taking, persistence, reflection, and beyond!
  2. Racial Justice & Arts Education: Our programs focus on educating and empowering young people, especially working-class youth of color, to directly address the racial disparities in access to arts education. Arts access is deeply connected to broader struggles for education reform and youth liberation.
  3. Fun! – raiser: This event is going to be way fun and silly. There are costumes, prizes, roller-skating, team themes and more. What more could you need?
  4. Grassroots Fundraising: Through creative fundraising, we are making this work sustainable and rooted in our values.

Last year’s event was an overwhelming success, so we decided to increase our fundraising goal to $15,000. This means we need YOU and all of YOUR FRIENDS to help us achieve this goal. All proceeds will directly benefit Arts Corps’ teen programs.


This is a one-of-a-kind event that you will be talking about all year. The best part… you’ll be part of a large community of people working to make a positive impact on the lives of young people throughout Seattle. That impact would be impossible without ALL of our friends, family members, neighbors and donors.

Are you ready to sign up, and earn the title of “fundraising extraordinaire”? It takes a few easy steps… go here to sign up. If you need help navigating Crowdrise, visit our directions page here.

Stay tuned throughout the next few weeks for skate related inspiration, costume guides and more reasons to get involved in the Rollathon 2014.

Got questions? Please contact April Heding at comm@artscorps.org


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