Support your local roller derby team, have a drink

The Sandusky Rollergirls, the local Flat Track Roller Derby League, is holding a fundraiser at The Pump Bar & Grill tonight. When I asked them what exactly they we're raising money for, they had a funny answer.
Morgan Addington-Hodge
Apr 5, 2013

"So we're not poor b------s," laughed Sandusky Rollergirl Julie Connelly, known on the track as Truffle Shuffle.

Renee Matthews, fellow Sandusky Rollergirl, founder of the team, and Ripley Bishop on the track, expanded, "basically we're paying for travel costs, rent and to help the league grow."

The fundraiser will include raffles for gift baskets, a 50/50 raffle, a lottery tree, $1 prize balloons and Sandusky Rollergirl merchandise that will be for sale. Plus, the girls are making home-made jello and pudding shots which will be sold for $1 a piece or six for $5.

Want to go?
: Sandusky Rollergirls Fundraiser
WHEN: 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday, April 5
WHERE: The Pump Bar & Grill, 4024 Hayes Ave., Sandusky 
INFO: The Facebook event page

"You know, it sound really gross, but I had one of the pudding shots and they're actually really good," said Matthews.

According to Connelly the jello shots should be pretty good, too. "[The other girls] laughed at me last time because I made them with nice alcohol, but you sell more when you don't use the cheap stuff."

For anyone not interested in jello or pudding shots, The Pump's bar will still be fully functional and serving all the usuals. Plus, in addition to whatever the Sandusky Rollergirls raise from what they bring, The Pump will be giving them half of the tips for the night, so make sure to tip well.

"Oh, and there will be dancing!" Said Connelly, adding, "Thriller will happen."