Red Bull Flugtag Team Will Soar for SHOC Foundation

Five members of the Rose City Rollers roller derby league are competing in this year’s Red Bull Flugtag competition. The team, named the “Funky Four Plus One More” are creating a hand-built, human-powered “flying roller skate” with wings that will be flown and piloted by one of the team members. The craft will be pushed off of a 30 foot platform over the Willamette River.

Portland, OR, June 26, 2008 --( Over the past 2 years the Rose City Rollers have raised over $6,500.00 for SHOC. Not bad for a group of ladies who all have full time jobs in addition to their time on the track.

The derby gals will once again be using their valuable time and community spirit to raise funds for SHOC from businesses and individuals prior to the event. The goal is to raise $10k. Donors may pledge in dollars per foot the craft “flies”, or a flat fee, payable directly to the 501(c)(3) non-profit. Donations can be made at or to the representative stationed at the Flugtag event at the Funky Four’s land space. There will be many skaters at the event to help and support their team and SHOC.

There is a strong connection between the team and the SHOC Foundation. Roller Derby was invented in 1935 by Oregonian Leo Seltzer. Seltzer’s granddaughter, Phyllis Lang has overcome three bouts of ovarian cancer and is involved with her friend Sherie’s foundation. Lang first linked SHOC with the Rose City Rollers in 2006 and the league has supported the foundation ever since.

The mission of the SHOC Foundation is to provide funding for ovarian cancer research, to educate women about early detection of ovarian cancer and to empower women recovering from ovarian cancer to find emotional, spiritual and physical balance and well being.

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If you would like to schedule an interview with the Funky Four Plus One More, please contact April Rautio. If you would like more information on the SHOC Foundation, please contact Phyllis Lang.

Contact Person: April Rautio
Company Name: The Rose City Rollers and Flugtag Team Contact
Voice Phone Number: (503) 327-1675
Email Address:

Contact Person: Phyllis Lang
Company Name: Sherie Hildreth Ovarian Cancer Foundation (SHOC)
Voice Phone Number: (503) 848-0146
Email Address:

Rose City Rollers/ Sherie Hildreth Ovarian Cancer Foundation
April Rautio