Laurel, MD (PRWEB) January 09, 2015
The Ted Rullo Foundation was established in December, 2012 as a vehicle to continue the mentorship and support of young high school athletes who were not the top of the class, who didn’t have all the financial support, and typically were lacking stability at home. This legacy was started by the Ted Rullo Foundation’s namesake who had unexpectedly passed away in March of 2012.
“The Ted Rullo Foundation had a very successful golfing tournament in 2013 but we were looking for a new way to raise funds for the Ted Rullo Foundation college scholarship fund, to celebrate life, and do something completely different.” said Christine Zmuda, Development Director at the Ted Rullo Foundation. “Roller Derby was something I joked about with my girlfriends and family until we put it out there. Much to my surprise, I literally had 20 women between the ages of 40-50 ready and willing to immediately lace up their skates for charity.”
The Ted Rullo Foundation privately booked the space of Laurel Skating Center in Laurel, MD for the Roller Derby Expo and Fundraiser. Participants have the option to register as a roller derby team member or supporter. Roller Derby team members picked a Roller Derby number, name, and will suit up in uniform under the name of “St Cecilia’s Home for Wayward Girls”. The name originated by taking St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music and mixing it up with something mischievous and tough. Our brave roller girl volunteers will dawn their alter egos as post grads or more likely drop outs of St. Cecilia’s Home for Wayward Girls. Attendees will receive a CD with choice tunes that should provide a great backdrop for the event. The CD includes notable bad rocker girls like Joan Jett who was also personally invited to come back to her stopping grounds in Maryland for the event. Joan Jett’s Fanclub has not confirmed, but the team remains hopeful. For individuals who want to participate virtually, the Ted Rullo Foundation has an online storefront where fans can customize their own Roller Derby jerseys. Most of all, it’s a huge tribute to the Roller Girls everywhere who compete and thrill crowds across the world. In the world of Derby, everyone gets knocked down and the test of character is about how fast you are able to get up. For these girls, the minute they lace up their skates they are a heroes in the eyes of the next Ted Rullo College Scholarship recipient.
About the Ted Rullo Foundation
The Ted Rullo Foundation was founded in memory of a man who was a charismatic leader and mentor to many young men and women. True to his tradition of making the world a better place than he found it, this not for profit organization will serve to provide college scholarships for deserving high school athletes. Additionally, this foundation has raised money to end Alzheimer’s which was another special philanthropy to the Rullo Family.
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Christine Zmuda, Ted Rullo Foundation, 301-467-1412 or czmuda(at)tedrullofoundation(dot)org
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