The Kingston Derby Girls is Kingston’s competitive flat-track roller derby league, a strong and feisty group of athletes competing in a fast-paced, full-contact, all-women sport. We currently have a travel team, the Disloyalists, and a home team, the Skateful Dead. In our 2015 season, we are hosting four bouts at the Memorial Centre and both teams are playing away bouts around the province and internationally! View our season’s schedule here. Roller derby is the fastest-growing sport in North America and the Kingston Derby Girls are growing just as quickly. We want you to be a part of this phenomenon. Read more below or go straight to the details by downloading the 2015 Sponsorship Package.
The Kingston Derby Girls greatly value sponsorships from locally owned and/or small businesses. We are a league run by skaters, for skaters, and believe that supporting and partnering with Kingston-based businesses is invaluable for community strength.
Since the spring of 2010, the Kingston Derby Girls have been at the centre of a groundswell of media attention that has included a feature article in Kingston Life magazine, multiple appearances on CKWS NewsWatch and other television shows, live radio interviews on a wide range of Kingston stations, an article and front page picture in Kingston This Week as well as coverage in the Kingston Whig Standard, SNAP Kingston, EMC, Minor Hockey News, and the Kingstonist. For links to some of this coverage and more information, check out our Media page.
The Kingston Derby Girls held an exhibition bout in September 2010 at the Memorial Centre that attracted over 2,000 audience members. Derby fans span a diverse demographic from sports fans who enjoy a physical, hard-hitting game to those who are looking for a unique and different form of entertainment. KDG fans range from children to seniors, families to young professionals and students. Our appeal is wide –- derby has something for everyone.
Kingstonderbygirls.ca is one of the primary ways we communicate with Kingston residents and with roller derby fans in general and we receive thousands of unique visits to our site every month, especially in the weeks leading up to a bout. Many of our sponsorship packages include logos displayed on our website.
As a league partner or sponsor, you will be helping women in Kingston become stronger athletes. You will help to promote role models of strength, athleticism, and determination for young women and girls. The Kingston Derby Girls offer a wide range of sponsorship options, and all packages are, to some degree, negotiable. Please don’t hesitate to contact Annette (A-bomb) and the sponsorship team with any questions, comments, or requests.
Sponsorship of the KDG runs for the duration of the derby season, for nine months: January 1 to October 1. (Note that off-skate training runs January 1 to March 31, while on-skate training and bouts occur between April 1 and October 1.)
Please see the 2013 Sponsorship Package for details of each level of sponsorship.
The Kingston Derby Girls believe in supporting our community. As such, we value and endeavor to create partnerships with locally owned and operated businesses, small businesses, and community organizations.
Sponsorship/Partnership Support for Local Businesses
We realize that as a small business, it can be challenging to make a financial commitment to sponsor any community organization, including the Kingston Derby Girls. To help support partnerships between the Kingston Derby Girls and small businesses, we are pleased to offer interested sponsors the option to provide payment in installments (up to quarterly), over the course of the sponsorship period (January 1 to October 1). For payment in installments, we request post-dated cheques if possible.
Interested league partners may opt for an “exclusivity clause,” whereby their business will be the only one of its kind for the duration of the sponsorship period. The inclusion of this clause is by request; please let us know if it is something that you would like included in your sponsorship agreement. Normally this clause applies only to Power Blocker sponsors and above.
Other Sponsorship Opportunities
In-Kind & Trade: Other Sponsorship Opportunities
The Kingston Derby Girls welcome in-kind sponsorships (whether in the form of donated materials or discounts on purchases) and trade sponsorships from businesses on a case-by-case basis (depending on the needs of the KDG and the offer). In-kind and trade sponsors will be slotted into the appropriate sponsorship tier depending on the monetary value of the in-kind donation.
Love the Kingston Derby Girls and want to support us, but aren’t part of a company and don’t have a business? No problem! The KDG accepts sponsorship from individuals, community groups, clubs, and other organizations. Non-Corporate Sponsors, if making their donation in-kind or in trade, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.