Contact our Sponsorship liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sponsor CLTRD
Charlotte Roller Derby is a skater-owned and operated league, and running a league is not cheap. Our expenses range from travel costs and hotel rooms to renting our practice space, our bout venue, maintaining our sport court, and more. While each skater pays monthly dues to participate in the league, we need help to continue to bring this wonderful all-female sport to the Charlotte area.
You can help us in this mission by purchasing a sponsor packet and help promote your business or cause at the same time.
Charlotte Roller Derby is a member-run organization. We are dedicated to empowering women through the sport of roller derby and enriching the local community. All proceeds go to support our team and local partner organizations. Each year we partner with an organization and volunteer our time and funds. Support from you not only helps us, but the community at large!
Who Attends Roller Derby Bouts?
Roller derby is one of the fastest growing sports in the nation! The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), our international governing organization, has grown from 50 leagues in 2003, to 403 full member leagues and 56 apprentice leagues in 2017. The infusion of roller derby in pop culture has skyrocketed since 2009 with the release of a major motion picture, several independent films and featured spots in television series and commercials. In 2017, the international championship game was broadcast on ESPN3 and re-broadcast on ESPN2. This global exposure will continue to fuel increased fan bases in every market. The average roller derby fan loves their league, connects personally with several players, and supports key partners and sponsors with spending power and positive word of mouth. Results of the 2012 WFTDA fan survey revealed:
A typical Charlotte Roller Derby fan loves being part of the action, proudly wears CLTRD merchandise, supports our sponsors with regular business, and sends Facebook updates, tweets and other online posts about our bouts and events. Most fans attend multiple bouts and bring new fans with them each time. An increasing number of fans have been regulars for tailgating before the bout and attend official after parties and other sponsored events in order to meet our league members.
Why Charlotte Roller Derby?
As a partner of Charlotte Roller Derby, your organization will gain exposure to our loyal and growing network of fans, league members, and our business and community partners through website, social networks, and print media, and physical presence at our home bout and events. We offer four set sponsorship packages, but we can customize a package to meet your established business goals and needs.
- We will have 7 home bouts in 2019. Since moving to the Grady Cole Center, CLTRD has hosted over 60 home bouts, with an average attendance of over 600 devoted fans in the last 5 years! This year 2 home games will be at Grady Cole Center and the other four will be at Kate’s Skating at Hudson.
- Each year, we participate in a variety of community events where sponsors and partners can gain exposure. Past events included St. Patrick’s Day and Thanksgiving parades, local blood drives, Light the Night Walk – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Pride Charlotte, Humane Society Pet Parade, and signature events held at sponsor locations.
- Our online fan network boasts over 10,000Facebook fans, over 4,000 followers on Twitter, 1,700 followers on Instagram, and over 1,500 subscribers to our e-newsletter.
- Press coverage of skaters and bouts in Charlotte Health & Fitness, Charlotte Observer, Charlotte Woman, Creative Loafing, Wilson’s World in Fox News Rising, radio interviews, and more!