(Outlaw Annie, KD Bang, B-Side Blaze, Brie, Sin & Tonic, Bones, Bruisalini, Patty Larceny, & Shart)
We all know The Albany All-Stars Roller Derby teams favorite nation is DONATION! And we love it when other people feel the same way! So on Sunday October 3rd The Empty Bowls Project was under way.
This is a fundraising effort put forth by a whole community to help the less fortunate in that community. The local potters in the area made bowls; the local restaurants made soup, and for $10 participants received a great lunch of soup and walked away with their hand-picked, hand-made bowl.
Your Albany Allstars were there too on their skates hustling 50/50 raffle tickets in order to increase the total amount of the fundraiser. This year the derby team raised $1100 for the raffle which is $500 more than last year's 50/50.
This past year the total given to the food banks of Troy was $28,700 up an incredible $2,500 from last year and surprisingly enough just 6 years ago, the first empty bowls event raised only $6,000. (a personal "thank you" to everyone that helped, The Collar City Clay Guild loves you!)