Community Events

HRD in the Community

We take great pride in supporting our community through various events in the course of the year. HRD’s contributions include providing monetary support to nonprofit organizations, raising awareness on important issues, and other outreach services. Here are some of the events we participated in last year. Look for us out in the community in 2017!

2016 Community Events

Atalanta Victory Run and Walk: A Benefit for Humboldt Community Breast Health
HRD skaters volunteered at the 35th annual Atalanta Victory Run and Walk on Mother’s Day to honor women and raise breast health awareness! This is an all-women’s event hosted by the Six Rivers Running Club and the North Coast Co-op.

Humboldt County Safety Fair
Humboldt Roller Derby celebrated the fourth annual Humboldt County Safety Fair at the Jefferson Project in Eureka! Helmets were given away to attendants and HRD provided materials and assistance for kids to decorate their helmets in the theme of HRD’s slogan: “Own Your Style: Be YOU, Be SAFE, Gear UP.” HRD also provided training on proper ways to stop and fall to decrease the risk of injuries.

Oyster Festival: A benefit for Arcata Main Street
HRD volunteers staffed a beer booth at the 26th annual Oyster Festival! Proceeds from the festival fund many of the community events that help make Arcata the special community that it is. From picnics and arts to concerts and holiday celebration, AMS helps keep Arcata the fun, family-friendly community we all know and love!

Zootini: A benefit for the Sequoia Park Zoo
HRD volunteers at the 10th annual Zootini, a gala evening of wild fun at Sequoia Park Zoo! Guest enjoyed delightful animal encounters, dessert, dancing under the stars and much more!

Humboldt Pride: A benefit for the Humboldt Pride Organization and celebration of LGBT equality
HRD skated with pride in the annual Eureka Pride parade and celebrated unity in the community! Humboldt Pride strives to educate the public about issues concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and sexually ambiguous persons to eliminate discrimination and prejudice because of a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. HRD is proud to be a part of this event that blends fun, hope, acceptance, support, and love for all.

If you are interested in having HRD at your event, email

HRD Community Giving 

Non-Profit Partners
Humboldt Roller Derby is proud to offer support to our local non-profits! Each of our games benefits a different non-profit organization. Over the last 8 seasons, we have helped over 40 local non-profit organizations raise over $50,000 for programs in our community. In return, these groups generously provide volunteers at our events.

Our 2017 Non-Profit Partners:
CASA of Humboldt
Redwood Community Action Center - Youth Service Bureau
Planned Parenthood, Northern California
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast
Redwood Pals Rescue
Southern Humboldt Crisis Center

How to Apply
In 2018, we intend to carry on this tradition of partnership and support for our community.
Non-profit beneficiaries for the following season are selected by a majority vote from skater members each fall.   
Nonprofits interested in partnering with HRD are welcome to apply by completing this form: 
Non Profit Partner Application  

 January 28th, 2017 Non-Profit Partner: 
CASA of Humboldt

February 18th, 2017 Non-Profit Partner: Redwood Community Action Center - Youth Service Bureau